Loving, Committed Rhode Islanders Deserve Marriage

by HRC Staff

WASHINGTON - The Rhode Island Speaker of the House announced he will not support marriage equality and instead favors civil union legislation. Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, issued this statement.

"We are disappointed that marriage equality legislation is not moving ahead in Rhode Island. Loving, committed gay and lesbian couples in the state deserve the freedom to marry. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners in the state, including Marriage Equality Rhode Island and Speaker Gordon Fox, to pass marriage equality in the Ocean State."

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