Rhode Island Judiciary Committee Pass...

Rhode Island Judiciary Committee Passes Marriage Equality Law

There are 7 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jan 22, 2013, titled Rhode Island Judiciary Committee Passes Marriage Equality Law . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

he Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee has approved and passed on to the full House a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in that state. Openly gay House Representative David N. Cicilline applauded the vote

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Jan 22, 2013
A unanimous vote out of the judiciary committee!

Now it's on to the full House on Thursday.
Survival

New Braintree, MA

#2 Jan 22, 2013
The party of losers that rely on the successes and accomplishments of others is coming to a close.

"The End of the Road"-"When money Became Worthless"
Buwahahahahaha.....

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Jan 23, 2013
New England as a solid Marriage Equality block.

That's huge.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Jan 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
New England as a solid Marriage Equality block.
That's huge.
Too bad the article does not state the likelihood of passage in the full House. I'm sure someone has noted it at some point on these threads, but I don't remember it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Jan 23, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Too bad the article does not state the likelihood of passage in the full House. I'm sure someone has noted it at some point on these threads, but I don't remember it.
That's almost (almost) a lock; there are 41 co-sponsors of he bill in the House and they only need 38 votes to pass it.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#6 Jan 23, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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That's almost (almost) a lock; there are 41 co-sponsors of he bill in the House and they only need 38 votes to pass it.
Thanks. I knew at least one of our more aware posters would know. At least we have a reason to be optimistic.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Jan 23, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Thanks. I knew at least one of our more aware posters would know. At least we have a reason to be optimistic.
The Senate is the possible stumbling block since their judiciary committee is 5-5. The one "wavering" vote is one of those opposed, so with any luck it gets voted out of committee there as well.

A large majority vote in the House will put additional pressure on the Senate to at least allow a vote there.

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