Rhode Island has officially become the tenth state to approve gay and lesbian marriage! The House, in a procedural final vote, has passed marriage equality in a 56-15 vote and Governor Lincoln Chafee is expected to sign the bill into law at any moment. (UPDATE: Chafee signed the bill into law at around 5:40 last night.)
“Today’s vote shows that marriage doesn’t belong to a particular party or ideology, and increasingly, the public and politicians alike realize that only marriage provides loving couples and families with the protection they need and deserve,” said Chad Griffin, the president of the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign.
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