Rhode Island becomes 10th state to legalize marriage equality

Rhode Island becomes 10th state to legalize marriage equality

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 Catholic state ended with the
triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their families and
friends.

The final House vote passed 56-15.  Governor Lincoln Chafee is expected to sign the bill today at 5:45 EST on the State House south steps!

Marriage equality begins August 1st.

Rhode Island will be the 10th state in the U.S. to legally recognize marriage equality!

Congrats, Rhode Island!