Rhode Island, USA: Bishop Asks for Delay on Marriage Equality Bill Until Supreme Court Rules

Written by scott on March 27th, 2013

Bishop Thomas TobinDelay, delay, delay. That’s all they can do – even the Catholic Church knows marriage equality is coming. Pam’s House Blend reports:

Forgetting that justice delayed is justice denied, Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence is trying to persuade the Rhode Island Senate to delay action on marriage-related legislation. Here is the bishop’s Hail Mary pass: In light of the historic deliberations of the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, it would be appropriate for the General Assembly of Rhode Island to defer any action on this critical issue for the time being. Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court expected this June.

This would sit well with the Senate Democratic Leadership, who oppose marriage equality.

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