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  •  Oh trust me (0+ / 0-)

    the Catholic Church has been hard at work against gay rights.

    21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

    by sapelcovits on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 06:00:46 PM PST

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    •  NY and NJ (0+ / 0-)

      have loads of Catholic legislators, too.

      My Protestant family from MA always looked to RI as having more secular (French, Italian, Portuguese) Catholics than the MA Irish mafia hierarchy.

      •  Part of it is leadership (1+ / 0-)
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        newdem1960

        the Senate President in RI is a disgusting conservadem who is blocking the bill. Steve Sweeney in NJ is Catholic but at least he's for gay marriage. Even Dean Skelos, the NY Senate Majority Leader who I don't think is Catholic, opposed the bill but at least didn't block it.

        RI has plenty of Irish enclaves, and actually former State House Speaker William Murphy was another gay marriage opponent. But Senate Pres. Paiva-Weed (who is...Portuguese I think?) and Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio (Italian) are also blocking the bill. I really hate being ruled by these conservative creeps.

        21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

        by sapelcovits on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 07:55:39 PM PST

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