|Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee|
It still needs to pass the Senate. Gov. Lincoln Chafee will sign it into law if it does.
Via Gay Star News:
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.