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R.I. House Committee to Hear Marriage Bill

R.I. House Committee to Hear Marriage Bill


The Rhode Island house judiciary committee will hear testimony this Wednesday on the marriage equality bill.

A hearing last Wednesday on the bill was delayed because of weather, reports the Associated Press.

Advocates feel more hopeful about passage than in previous years, when former governor Don Carcieri and legislative leaders blocked the bill.

"This year, advocates are more optimistic because it has the support of new Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, and Democratic House Speaker Gordon Fox, who is gay and is a co-sponsor of the bill," according to the AP.

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