Marriage Equality Passes Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

Rhode Island is set to join every other New England state in granting same sex marriage rights.

Today, the full Senate is expected to vote on 2013-S 38  SUB A (Nesselbush) and 2013-H 5015  SUB B (Handy) after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted out both bills yesterday by a vote of 7-4.

If passed by the Senate today, the bill would return to the House for another vote on the Senate amendments and then be forwarded to the Governor for his signature as soon as next week.

The law would take effect August 1, 2013.



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