No. 10: Gay Marriage Is Law in Rhode Island
Governor Chafee signs bill in Providence
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2013 7:13 PM CDT
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, right, embraces his partner Marcus LaFond after today's vote in Providence.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – August 1 will be a busy day for county clerks around Rhode Island. That's the day the first gay marriages will be allowed, thanks to the bill signed into law today by Gov. Lincoln Chafee, reports the Providence Journal. Couples previously joined in civil unions can upgrade to the real thing, too. Rhode Island is the 10th state and the last in New England to sanction same-sex weddings. Chafee's full remarks are here, but the Advocate zeroes in on the main line: "At long last, you are free to marry the person you love."

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cornelison
May 3, 2013 3:29 AM CDT
Gays in the GOP need to join the moderates and take their party back.
right2dave
May 3, 2013 3:25 AM CDT
Leave the ho mos alone. If they want to marry let them.
GeorgeL
May 3, 2013 12:12 AM CDT
Number ten and counting down to the day that all Americans will have a better claim to true "equal rights and opportunities", no matter what their gender, age, race, or sexual orientation is. Thank you.