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Rhode Island Is The Nation’s 10th State To Allow Gay and Lesbian Couples To Get Married

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: CBS News

Posted: Thursday May 2, 2013 @6:21 p.m PST


Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation’s 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their families and friends.


Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps Thursday evening following a final 56-15 vote in the House. The first weddings will take place Aug. 1, when the law takes effect