Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Maselli asks, “Rhode Island has marriage, now where do we go from here?” and answers, “We are queering living wages, access to health care and transgender justice.Queering total immigration reform and ending incarceration. We are queering feminism, queering the way we talk about race, queering HIV activism, queering heteronormative ideas of marriage and couplehood, queerly engaging in radical protest, getting old queerly. We need to create a movement that says not only, ‘We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it’ but one that says “Join us, dream with us, dare with us, go for broke, and change the world.’
Rhode Island Future
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Secular and religious factions are forming over proposed “right to die” legislation making its way through the Senate. A hearing on the proposed bill is slated for Thursday. The proposed legislation would allow terminally ill, mentally sound patients to end their lives with the help of a physician.
Monday, May 25, 2015
On April 9, Democratic Representatives Edith H. Ajello, David A. Bennett, Christopher R. Blazejewski, J. Aaron Regunberg, and Teresa Ann Tanzi introduced H 5507 (“Lila Mansfield Sapinsly Compassionate Care Act”) in the Rhode Island General Assembly. This bill would allow terminally ill and medically competent adults to request and receive prescription medication to hasten a compassionate and dignified end to their suffering. The House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare is holding the bill for further study. The Senate companion bill (S 589), sponsored by Gayle L. Goldin, Christopher S. Ottiano, Joshua Miller, Erin P. Lynch, and Paul V. Jabour, is scheduled for a hearing by the judiciary committee on Thursday, May 28.
- See more at: http://states.secular.org/states/rhode-island/post/action-alert-support-compassionate-care-act#sthash.LrNgzAAd.dpuf
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
The Fall, 2014 issue of Religious Humanism features a piece by Steve Ahlquist for RI Future about a panel he attended in New York ahead of the People's Climate March.
The piece was entitled "Fighting climate change will require radical economic solutions" and included as part of this issue's theme of "Climate Change."