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After all, it got voted last Thursday in the House to overwhelming approval. So I have to ask what the hell the Senate in RI is waiting for to hear this bill. I haven’t seen anything on any committee hearing on it yet. I wonder what the hell they are waiting for?
I’ve already put up the Rogues gallery but I thought it would be a good time to highlight the people who pushed the bill forward:
Speaker Gordon Fox
Judiciary Chair Edith Ajello
Representative Frank Ferri
Representative Christopher Blazejewski
Representative Art Handy
Representative Teresa Tanzi
So you can see I posted a Rogues Gallery of all the Representatives who voted against marriage equality. Some of the names on the list rang bells for me.
So I did some digging and found out a number of them had graduated from LaSalle Academy, same as I had. In fact one I definitely knew of as he graduated the year before me. Others graduated when I began high school.
So I’m scanning through the 38 Senators now. I figure lets identify those with whom I share an alma mater. It could be useful.
Sen. William J. Conley Jr. is on the Board of Regents of LaSalle. Now as far as I recall you had to be a grad of the school to serve so it’s likely he is though his bio doesn’t mention that.
Sen. Daniel DaPonte graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1996
Sen. Paul W. Fogarty graduated LaSalle Academy, no year indicated.
Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio – graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1966
Sen. William A. Walaska – graduated LaSalle Academy, no year provided.
That’s five out of thirty eight, or 13% of the Senate are affiliate with and/or graduated from LaSalle Academy.
What’s more interesting as I went through lots of schools starting with Saint, Bishop etc. in there.
I’ve already posted the roll over here on scribd.
But I figured it would be especially derisive to post the photos of those who voted against us.
And if you like, go hit the House site and lookup the legislators and see what they do for a living. You may want to avoid them in the future.
So to begin with the gallery of the 19 who voted against us in our quest for full equality and note, I tagged all LaSalle Academy grads, since I graduated from LaSalle in 1982 and we all share an alma mater. And in fact a full 26% of the bigots graduated from LaSalle. I don’t get it, I went to the same school and I didn’t turn out to be an asshat.
Rep. Arthur J. Corvese – Deputy Majority Leader
Here’s the entire debate – the bigots, the supporters and the ludicrous. This one even includes the invocation. And the Representative giving the invocation, Martin, he voted in the affirmative for equality!
I’ll be posting a Rogues Gallery later on with photos of all the bigots who voted against us. You know, just so we know who are true enemies are.