Friday, May 3, 2013

Rhode Island 10th State (Plus DC) with Legal Marriage Equality

Get a room, you guys! Kidding. . .
Image from Huffington Post
Yes, the gay just keeps hitting the news cycle, and thus, the blog. Of course at this point, any regular readers have got to be used to it, or have already left, right? Anyway, it's worth pointing out that Rhode Island is the final state in New England to legalize same-sex marriage, rounding out 10 states in the union (in addition to Washington, DC), bit is actually the eleventh state to actually do it. California--where I was married to The Other Half in 2008--took it away in the same year, after it was already legal. That will ultimately be decided by SCOTUS in June, potentially putting the count back to 11+1. Counting the District of Columbia, that would put marriage equality at 23.5% of the country. One more state--Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, all possibilities--will put it over 25%. As my favorite blogger Joe.My.God. is fond of saying: "Zoom, zoom, zoom!"


Rhode Island Legalizes Gay Marriage

Rhode Island became the tenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday with a 56-15 vote.
Just before he signed the legislation into law, Gov. Lincoln Chafee took to the steps of the Rhode Island State House, where he told a jubilant crowd, "Today we are making history ... we are living up to the ideals of our founder. . ." 

Read more at: Huffington Post

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