Rhode Island House Committee Will Vote On Marriage Equality On Tuesday

Marriage equality legislation is moving quickly in Rhode Island. After hearing hours of testimony for and against the bill Tuesday night, the state’s House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote for next Tuesday. Not only would the new law allow same-sex couples to marry, it would also recognize the less than 100 couples who got civil unions over the past two years as married. Hopefully the bill’s fast track will prevent the delays and watering-down of the legislation that led to the unsuccessful civil unions two years ago.