Leah Donaldson '07 argues, in a ProJo Op-Ed, that R.I.'s marriage-equality bill offers strong protections for those with religious objections to same-sex marriage.

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Donaldson '07 on Same-Sex Marriage

Leah Donaldson '07 argues, in a ProJo Op-Ed, that R.I.'s marriage-equality bill offers strong protections for those with religious objections to same-sex marriage.

From the Providence Journal: "Same-sex bill does protect churches" by LEAH J. DONALDSON '07

Leah Donaldson '07March 12, 2013: In a Feb. 21 Commentary piece, Robin Fretwell Wilson, a law professor at Washington & Lee University, criticized the Rhode Island House for passing a marriage-equality bill (H.B. 5015) that she claimed fails to provide the same exemptions for religious organizations as “every other state” that lets loving and committed gay couples marry. I respectfully disagree [...]

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 Leah J. Donaldson is a lawyer in Providence with the national firm of Motley Rice. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is past president of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association.