RI to become 10th state allowing gay marriage

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  • Vince here San Diego, CA
    May 8, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    Another win for equality. Thank you, Rhode Island.

  • amazondoc USA, TN
    May 3, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    Here's a few additional points, from various news articles:

    "an intense broad-based advocacy campaign that included the governor, business leaders and religious leaders"

    Didja get that? RELIGIOUS LEADERS helped to get gay marriage legalized in RI. So much for the anti-gay folks who insist that gay marriage is an attack on religion as a whole.

    And BUSINESS LEADERS also helped -- because they realize that equal rights is GOOD for business.

    "Delaware is likely to be next, perhaps as soon as next week. Illinois and Minnesota are also on track for passage."

    Three more states, coming right up! :-)

    In fact, the Delaware House has already passed the bill. It goes for a vote in their state Senate next week. Delaware already recognizes same-sex civil unions.

    The Illinois Senate has also passed their bill already, and that vote will be coming up in their House soon.

    One **lay minister** (there's that religion again) in Delaware who supports the bill remarked: "What matters is that government treats us all as equals under the law".

    Illinois' GOP Part Chairman has publicly endorsed gay marriage. The governors of all three states support gay marriage.

  • amazondoc USA, TN
    May 2, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    Go, Rhode Island! :-)

    I especially love the fact that the RI Senate Republicans voted unanimously in FAVOR of gay marriage.

    From the Boston Globe:

    "The state Senate provided drama and an emotional debate in April, though in the end the 26-12 vote was emphatic. The chamber’s five Republicans all supported the measure, apparently becoming the first legislative caucus in the US to unanimously support gay marriage, according to Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere, a Republican from Westerly."

    Good on ya, guys!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 2, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    Wow! This state has courage.