Five R.I. mayors back marriage equality

Associated Press
March 26, 2013

Five Rhode Island mayors called on the state Senate Monday to pass legislation allowing gays and lesbians to marry, joining a growing list of those backing the effort to join the rest of New England in allowing same-sex wedlock.

Mayors Angel Taveras of Providence, Donald Grebien of Pawtucket, Daniel McKee of Cumberland, and James ­Diossa of Central Falls gathered at Providence City Hall to announce the creation of ­Mayors for Marriage Equality.

Mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick is also a member but could not attend Monday’s event.