29 07, 2013

Same Sex Webinar

By | 2013-07-29T19:47:58+00:00 July 29th, 2013|GET ORGANIZED, Marriage Equality RI|Comments Off on Same Sex Webinar

On Thursday, July 11, RI United for Marriage, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Gay & Lesbian Advocate & Defenders held a webinar for same-sex couples who are interested in getting married in Rhode Island. Over 100 people signed up for the webinar to get more information for themselves or a loved one. Many people were [...]

29 10, 2012

Meet Andrea El-Turkmanni

By | 2012-10-29T15:07:25+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Marriage Equality RI|0 Comments

Marriage Equality RI is proud to introduce our new intern, Andrea El-Turkmanni, a MSW candidate at Rhode Island College. Andrea, a native of upstate New York, came to MERI because of her dedication to the LGBTQ community. In her short time with MERI she has already learned that real progress takes time and that “it [...]

28 09, 2012

Marriage Equality Supporters Make Gains

By | 2012-09-28T20:49:35+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Marriage Equality RI|0 Comments

What an exciting time for Fight Back RI and Marriage Equality RI, having endorsed 19 candidates and won nine races. Sen. Mike Pinga was knocked off the ballot and MERI helped get Ryan Pearson move on to the General Election. Marriage equality was brought back into the forefront and found more supporters, including Dan DaPonte [...]

30 07, 2012


By | 2012-07-30T10:02:57+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Marriage Equality RI|1 Comment

Election season is in full swing and team pro-equality is already far ahead in one race. In House District 71 (Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) pro-equality candidate Dennis Canario is challenging anti-equality incumbent, Rep. Dan Gordon. On July 13, Rep. Gordon failed to return enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Rep. Gordon made news in [...]

1 07, 2012

With Great Pride Comes Great Responsibility

By | 2012-07-01T19:43:21+00:00 July 1st, 2012|Marriage Equality RI|1 Comment

Thanks to everyone on the Pride committee and all the pride volunteers and members of the community who made Pride 2012 the most successful yet! Our motto this year is: “With great pride comes great responsibility.” Momentum for marriage equality continues to build in Rhode Island and across the country (and around the world!). Unfortunately, [...]