Rhode Island Will Consider Marriage Equality This Week

Legislation to finally bring marriage equality to Rhode Island will be introduced Thursday, after Rep. Arthur Handy (D) spends today collecting signatures from additional co-sponsors. House Speaker Gordon Fox (D) has promised he will bring it to a vote, and even equality-opponent Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D) will allow a Senate vote in turn. An October poll showed that 56 percent of Rhode Island voters support marriage equality.