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Rhode Island Governor Prioritizes Marriage Equality

Over the weekend, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee came out in support of marriage equality as not only a civil rights issue, but also an economic imperative, in an editorial for Providence Journal.

“For everyone in my administration, one of our top priorities is to wake up every day and work to create a climate that will promote economic development, attract the businesses of the future, and produce jobs for our state,” he stated in the op-ed.

Momentum continues to build for marriage equality in the Ocean State.

Last week, over 60 businesses leaders from across the state joined Rhode Island Business Leaders for Marriage Equality, pledging support for marriage equality.

According to a Brown University poll, more than 60 percent of Rhode Islanders support the right for loving, committed same-sex couples to marry in the Ocean State.

HRC is committed to passing marriage equality in Rhode Island, the last state in New England to approve marriage legislation.  HRC is a proud member of Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, the broad and diverse coalition working to win marriage equality in the Ocean State.

To get involved and learn what you can do to ensure we pass marriage in Rhode Island, please email david.turley@hrc.org.

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