The prospects for gay marriage in RI this yearJanuary 6th, 2011 at 9:31 am by Ted Nesi under General Talk
As Kathy Gregg reports in this morning’s Projo, supporters of legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island plan to introduce a bill to do just that in the General Assembly today. My colleague Tim White did a piece late last month previewing the debate that’s set to take place – take a look and get up to speed:
Update: The big question is whether Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, who opposes gay marriage, will allow a vote on the issue in her chamber, as Tim noted above and WRNI’s Ian Donnis writes today.
I put that question to Paiva Weed’s spokesman, Greg Paré, last month and he downplayed whether she would treat this issue any differently from others. “Senate President Paiva Weed is personally opposed to gay marriage in Rhode Island,” Paré said in an e-mail. “She would, of course, allow the committee process to unfold in its usual manner with any bill, including gay marriage.”
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