Thursday, March 4, 2010

Three major candidates for Rhode Island governor to support same-sex marriage

Here's a nice story from the Associated Press:
PROVIDENCE—Three major candidates running for governor of Rhode Island have promised to support and sign a bill allowing same-sex marriage if elected General Treasurer Frank Caprio and Attorney General Patrick Lynch, both Democrats, and former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who is running in November as an independent, made the pledge at a State House rally on Wednesday before more than 200 people. Proponents of same-sex marriage believe the state is closer to approving the measure because Republican Gov. Don Carcieri, a social conservative and same-sex marriage opponent, can’t run again because of term limits.
In addition, state lawmakers recently elected Rep. Gordon Fox, who is openly gay, as House speaker. The rally was organized by Marriage Equality Rhode Island.

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