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Capt. Obvious

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Mon May 14, 2012, 04:07 PM May 2012

RI Governor Orders Recognition For Same-Sex Marriages Performed Outside The State [View all]

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) has signed an executive order declaring that his state will provide legal recognition to same-sex couples married elsewhere.

Civil unions are permitted in Rhode Island, but gay marriage is not. The governor’s order ensures that same-sex couples married outside the state will be afforded the same rights and recognition as heterosexual marriages.

Chafee, who served Rhode Island in the United States Senate as a Republican until he was defeated in 2006, said that he will continue to make an appeal for full marriage equality in the state.

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nice. nt xchrom May 2012 #1
Indeed Capt. Obvious May 2012 #2
That's great. And Chaffee used to be a republican US Senator. Zorra May 2012 #3
good for him mitchtv May 2012 #4
Highly recommended. William769 May 2012 #5
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