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East Providence Senator William J. Conley delivers his remarks in support same-sex marriage legislation pending before the state's upper body.

East Providence Senator Conley releases floor statement on support of same-sex marriage

East Providence Senator Conley releases floor statement on support of same-sex marriage

PROVIDENCE — Wednesday, April 24, as the full Rhode Island Senate prepared to take its historic vote backing same-sex marriage legislation (Bill S38), East Providence’s William J. Conley was one of several senators to deliver remarks during discussion of the bill on the floor of the upper chamber. The bill eventually passed on a full


East Providence’s Conley votes in majority for Senate’s same-sex marriage bill

PROVIDENCE — East Providence William J. Conley Jr. voted in the majority to support Rhode Island Senate Bill S38 Tuesday, April 23, helping to move the same-sex marriage piece of legislation out of the Judiciary Committee and to the floor for a vote of the entire upper body. Mr. Conley, in fact, voted for all


East Providence’s Conley in spotlight as Rhode Island’s Senate begins same-sex marriage vote

EAST PROVIDENCE — Supporters on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue have staked out East Providence as the epicenter of their efforts as the Rhode Island Senate begins its process of voting on proposed pieces of legislation, specifically targeting freshmen upper chamber member William J. Conley. Sen. Conley (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) is

Chamber: Marriage equality helps businesses

NEWPORT COUNTY — Rhode Island hospitality and wedding industries are at a disadvantage because the state doesn’t recognize marriage equality. So says the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, whose board of directors Tuesday voted unanimously to issue a statement recognizing the positive economic impact seen by the hospitality and wedding industries in states that have


Same-sex marriage bill heads to House floor for vote today

PROVIDENCE — The House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Jan. 22, voted unanimously to recommend passage of legislation to allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, sending the bill to the full House of Representatives Thursday, Jan. 24. A vote is expected Thursday in the House, where 42 of the 75 members signed on as sponsors of the

Sen. William Conley

East Providence State Senator Conley is surprised by surge of attention

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a first-term lawmaker on Smith Hill, recently-installed State Senator William Conley (D, Dist-18) figured he, like any other newcomer to the General Assembly, would retain a certain amount of anonymity as he learned the ropes during his initial two-year term. But one very high profile issue and an appointment to the