RI Loses in Quiet Marriage Battle

In an election that could have moved enough candidates who approved gay marriage into the Rhode Island General Assembly to alter its makeup, three candidates won the Democratic primary for State Senate and one for the US House of Representative. Six other candidates, however, lost their elections. Sen. Michael Pinga, a gay marriage opponent who was unseated in the election, said he didn’t think gay marriage was a major issue in the minds of his constituents. Adam Satchell, the gay marriage supporter who unseated Pinga, said that while some voters ask about his stance on marriage, more ask him about jobs and the economy.

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