House Speaker Gordon Fox says he will call a vote next year on legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.
“I’m calling the vote,” Fox, D-Providence, said Friday morning during a taping of WPRI 12′s Newsmakers. He added: “It’s one of those issues that I need to come back, we need to address, and I intend if I’m elected speaker to address it early.”
Fox, who announced this week he’ll seek another term leading the House of Representatives in January, has been criticized by same-sex marriage advocates for declining to force a roll-call vote on the issue despite the widespread belief there are enough votes to pass it in the House.
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