Rhode Island’s Civil Unions Law: ‘Still A Fiasco’

The Rhode Island ACLU is calling the state’s recently adopted civil unions legislation a “fiasco” after just 39 couples have entered into the less-than-marriage relationships. Same-sex couples are shunning the law because of its broad exemption allowing religious organizations to ignore their relationships and are traveling to neighboring states for full marriage equality. Approximately 600 same-sex couples have married in Massachusetts, draining more than $8 million from the state’s economy.