Sen. Nesselbush: "Today is so important, I even wore a dress."
April 24, 2013 2:20 PM Subscribe
Rhode Island is about to vote
posted by roomthreeseventeen (36 comments total)
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to become the 10th state
(and last state in New England) to enact marriage equality with the unanimous support of the State Senate Republicans
In March, Rhode Island's governor, Lincoln Chafee, published this op-ed
in the Providence Journal, endorsing marriage for all couples.
The bill has already passed the House, and will head for the governor's desk. A proposed amendment to allow for a referendum vote in the fall failed, 10-28.
Said Senator Crowley
:"This won't change my life one bit.. but it will change the lives of so many people [who want to marry]"
The new marriage equality bill follows after at least nine years of hard work by organizations such as RI United for Marriage
. A marriage equality bill has been introduced in RI every year since 1997.
Look for Delaware to be next