Rhode Island latest state legalize gay marriage
Rhode Island has become the 10th to legalize gay marriage. According to the Human Rights Campaign, the Rhode Island legislature has voted to legalize gay marriage.
Governor Lincoln Chaffee a former republican but now an independent has said that he would sign the bill legalizing gay marriage immediately on the statehouse steps.
“A historic realignment is happening all around us,” Govenor Chaffee said.
The Govenor left the republican party due to their stances on social issues.
In an interview with MSNBC the Govenor was quoted as saying, “I want Rhode Island to be one of those hip, happening places, and tolerance is part of it.”
Gay marriage bills to legalize same-sex marriage are being written and/or passed in almost every state. Now, Rhode Island is the latest and 10th to do so.
Delaware is set to vote on their version of a marriage equality bill this Tuesday. It’s expected to be a tough battle but it is also a Democratic state.