HRC Local

Rhode Island

marriage equality phone bank

Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Rhode Island alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.

The fight to win marriage equality in Rhode Island has been years in the making. The Human Rights Campaign began working in the Ocean State in 2011, sending eight field organizers to support the work of Marriage Equality Rhode Island.

 

Find out more about HRC’s work in support of marriage equality in Rhode Island.

Marriage equality took effect in Rhode Island on August 1, 2013.

HOW THIS STATE RATES ON THE ISSUES

HOUSING LAWS

This state does support

State prohibits housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

This state does support

Second-parent or step-parent adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide.

JOINT ADOPTION

This state does support

Joint adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

This state does support

State prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

This state does support

State issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

MARRIAGE PROHIBITIONS

This state does not support

State does not have a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

HATE CRIMES LAWS

State partially supports

State has a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation only.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS LAWS

This state does support

State prohibits discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

This state does support

State has a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.