Rhode Island becomes tenth state to embrace marriage equality
Rhode Island became the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, after Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed the Marriage Equality Act into law.
“This is truly a proud day for Rhode Island. Gov. Chafee’s signature on this historic marriage equality legislation ensures that all families are recognized, valued and respected equally under the law,” Ray Sullivan, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage Campaign Director, said in a statement.
The law takes effect on August 1, allowing same-sex couples to officially tie the knot.