Rhode Island Gives Final Approval to Marriage Equality; Governor Signs Bill


Rhode Island has approved marriage equality with a final House vote of 56-15!

Governor Lincoln Chafee announced yesterday that he would sign the bill at the Rhode Island State House at 5:45 pm today. The law will take effect beginning August 1. 

UPDATE: Watch signing LIVE here.

UPDATE: The Governor has signed the bill. Rhode Island is now the 10th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, along with the District of Columbia.

Posted May 2, 2013 at 5:24pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel