RI to Become 10th State Allowing Marriage Equality

Associated Press
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May 2, 2013

Rhode Island is joining nine other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) plans to sign gay marriage legislation into law Thursday following a final procedural vote in the state's General Assembly. Hundreds are expected to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate the new law, which has already passed the House and Senate once.