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.