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Rhode Island Civil Unions Bill Could Face Full Senate Vote Next Week

Rhode Island’s Senate Judiciary Committee will review the civil unions bill on Thursday, paving the way for a full Senate vote as early as next week the Boston Globe reports. Two weeks ago, the House approved the measure, which “would grant same sex couples in a civil union all of the state rights given to married couples under Rhode Island law.” Since Rhode Island already recognizes out-of-state marriages between same-sex couples, some LGBT advocates see the “compromise” as a step back in the push for full marriage equality.

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