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NEW: Marriage Equality Group Endorses 19 Candidates

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

 

Fight Back RI, the political action committee formed by Marriage Equality Rhode Island, has endorsed 19 Democratic candidates ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

On the House side, the group is supporting Chris Blazejewski (District 2), Libby Kimzey (District 8), Grace Diaz (District 11), Joe Almeida (District 12), Art Handy (District 18), Jon Restivo (District 40), Peter Petrarca (District 44), Michael Morin (District 49), J. Patrick O’Neill (District 59), Charles Tsonas (District 63), Gregg Amore (District 65) and Marvin Abney (District 73).

In the Senate, Adam Satchell (District 9), Roberto DaSilva (District 14), Ryan Pearson (District 19), Lewis Pryeor (District 24), Gene Dyszlewski (District 26), Laura Pisaturo (District 29) and Dave Gorman (District 33) picked up endorsements.

Only five candidate receiving endorsements are incumbents.

Marriage Equality supporters have made it no secret that they plan focus on Senate races as they attempt to push for a same-sex marriage bill next session.

House Speaker Gordon Fox has already pledged to force a vote in his chamber.


Dan McGowan can be reached at dmcgowan@golocalprov.com. Follow him on Twitter: @danmcgowan.

 

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Comments:

Keith Fernandes

Because most Rhode Islanders are going to vote based on marriage equality this election. Right on the top of our list of priorities...

jon paycheck

as the state goes down the tubes...

pearl fanch

The "Marriage Equality Group"? Really?

Dan, me and my friends are in support of traditional marriages and will support all candidates against marriage equality.

Write an article on that.

Gays and Lesbians want marriage equality? They can have it. Marry someone of the opposite sex like everyone else. That's equality!!

Jonathan Flynn

Pearl shows her true colors once again. Bad grammar and idiotic comments. You go girl.

pearl fanch

Jonathan....My true colors?
I don't like illegal immigrants, just like 80% of this country.
I don't like paying ridiculously high taxes, just like the majority of US citizens.
I don't like the lack of leadership in this state, just like most people in this state.
I have nothing against gays or lesbians, until they try and change the meaning of marriage. Marriage in God's eyes, is between a man and a woman.
Those are my true colors.

Wuggly Ump

I don't understand why a union between a gay couple can't be called something other than marriage. I don't mind the rights an privileges for a couple no matter the make-up, create a new word for it and leave marriage with the meaning of between man and woman.
We do this with other things, groups are- a crowd of people- pack of wolves-school of fish-herd of cattle-flock of sheep. So can we find a new word?

pearl fanch

Wuggly----My thoughts exactly!!

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