With House Speaker Gordon Fox already pledging to call for a vote on gay marriage early in the 2013 General Assembly session, marriage equality supporters say they will ramp up their efforts to pick off Senators who do not support the issue during elections this fall.
“I think pro-equality candidates are going to have a significant impact on the 2012 elections and fundamentally change the composition of the State Sensate come 2013,” said Ray Sullivan, campaign director for Fight Back RI, the group which intends to target a “small cadre of legislators” it believes have stood in the way of same-sex marriage in recent years.
After nearly coming to a vote in 2011 before the General Assembly instead opted to pass what Sullivan often refers to as the “worst civil unions bill in the country,” gay marriage was tabled completely this past legislative session.
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