Marine Captain Matthew Phelps proposed to his partner, Ben Shock, at the White House on
Rhode Island may soon cease to be the only state in New England without a marriage equality law now that Senate President M.
Tim Scott, appointed to replace Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, is just as antigay as DeMint but not as iconoclastic.
Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to “change” the sexual orientation of minors.
Thousands took the streets of Paris on Sunday near the Place de la Bastille to rally for marriage equality and for laws that allow same-sex couples to adopt — both of which are being considered by lawmakers.