Posts tagged "rhode island"

Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage last week! The state House and Senate both approved marriage equality and the governor signed it into law on Thursday. Congratulations, Rhode Island! [Feminist.org, Salon] Today In Irony: the Air Force's chief of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response has been arrested for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2013

Rhode Island Lets Teenagers Be Strippers

When I was sixteen, most of my friends were working retail jobs at the mall while I answered phones and sorted mail as a receptionist after school. Great spending money, but admittedly a snoozefest. But a loophole in Rhode Island law allows 16-year-old girls a different kind of job opportunity. “Lucky” ladies in RI under…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 24, 2009

Divorce Is Not An Option

It's wonderful that gay couples can get married in Massachusetts, but if they break up and want to get divorced, they're kind of screwed. In Rhode Island, the top court ruled that gay people who get married in Massachusetts can't get divorced in Road Island because lawmakers there only define marriage as a union betwee…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008