Rhode Island, USA: House Speaker on Marriage Equality – “There’s a Wave and We Should Ride It”

Written by scott on January 8th, 2013

Rhode Island, USA: House Speaker on Marriage Equality - "There's a Wave and We Should Ride It"In any other New England state, Chelsea Leyden could marry the woman she’s been with for more than two years. But not in Rhode Island. Leyden hopes this is the year that distinction disappears.

“I want to get married where I was born and raised,” said Leyden, of Cranston. “My family is here. I don’t want to have to go to Massachusetts.”

With marriage equality bills introduced in the state’s General Assembly and the House speaker calling for a vote this month, Rhode Island again finds itself a battleground in the national debate over same-sex marriage. Supporters eager to capitalize on recent gains elsewhere in the nation tell The Associated Press they’re optimistic Rhode Island could be the next state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Authored By David Klepper – See the Full Story at the Dallas Voice

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