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Rhode Island Senate and House Introduce Marriage Equality Bills

The Rhode Island General Assembly has introduced marriage equality bills in each chamber, the AP reports:

RiDemocratic Rep. Art Handy of Cranston introduced his bill in the House Thursday afternoon. More than 40 members of the 75-member House signed on as co-sponsors.

Moments later, Democratic Sen. Donna Nesselbush of Pawtucket introduced her version of the legislation, which has 11 sponsors in the 38-member Senate.

House Speaker Gordon Fox has called for a gay marriage vote in the House this month. The measure faces a potentially bigger challenge in the Senate, however.

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  1. I read a report that the Senate leader who had been blocking the bill said she will allow it to come to a vote. If this is true it should pass.

    Posted by: Ken | Jan 3, 2013 7:53:09 PM

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