RI to Become 10th State Allowing Marriage Equality

Associated Press
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.