June 13, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 13, 2012, the Rhode Island Senate passed legislation aimed at protecting the rights of homeless persons. This "homeless bill of rights" included the rights to vote and to move freely in public spaces and on public transportation, among others. Governor Lincoln Chaffee signed the bill, ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Sapphire Jule King of the International Freedom Coalition argues that states need to enact comprehensive legislation to protect the homeless...Rhode Island's Homeless Bill of Rights, the first in the nation, makes history by protecting individuals and families experiencing ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Tashbook of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Rhode Island's new Homeless Bill of Rights provides an improved set of standards for how states should treat their indigent citizens...Legislatures can't force people to be kind to each other, but they ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Rhode Island Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that is designed to affirm the rights of homeless individuals and prevent discrimination. The "Homeless Bill of Rights" was passed to ensure that "no person should suffer unnecessarily or be subject to unfair discrimination based on his or her ...[read more]

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