Rhode Island House Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

It still needs to pass the Senate.  Gov. Lincoln Chafee will sign it into law if it does.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a marriage equality bill on Thursday (24 January) bringing the tiny New England state one step closer to legalizing gay marriage.
The House easily passed the legislation by a vote of 51-19 but it now faces what is expected to be a much tougher battle in the State Senate.
It will next face a Senate committee which must vote in favor of the bill being sent before the full Senate for a vote.


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