Rhode Island same-sex marriage

Rhode Island same-sex marriage

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum


Seattle, WA

#1 May 3, 2013
Rhode Island became the tenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday with a 56-15 vote.

Just before he signed the legislation into law, Gov. Lincoln Chafee took to the steps of the Rhode Island State House, where he told a jubilant crowd, "Today we are making history ... we are living up to the ideals of our founder."

He went on to note, "When your belief and heart is in something, it's easy work. I am proud to say that now, at long last, you are free to marry the person you love."

Echoing those sentiments was Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, who teared up noted, "True equality is something that is inherently human."

Fox, who is openly gay, spoke about his longtime partner Marcus. He then added, "We're not going to be talking about same-sex marriage anymore, we're going to be talking about marriage."

As the Associated Press is reporting, the new law will take effect on Aug. 1.

Lombard, IL

#2 May 5, 2013
Another victory for liberty and defeat for the bigots.
gay and happy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 6, 2013
Great news, no on to polygamy. Gays love the goat, we want it all.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Police investigate 5 separate shootings in Milw... 1 hr cowboy chris 3
3 Mpls. shootings, 2 downtown after bars close,... 1 hr cowboy chris 4
1995 fight at wendys 10 hr space ace 2
US Womens Soccer 10 hr space ace 2
blasted drunk 18 hr space ace 5
For African immigrants, St. Paul starting to fe... 19 hr American Crassus 7
Drop one word....add one word game (Apr '14) Sun Analog man 286
More from around the web

Minneapolis People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Minneapolis Mortgages