No gay marriage yet in Rhode Island

3 07 2009

With this Rhode Island will stay the only New England state to not have gay marriage. None of the bills legalizing gay marriage advanced to the floor this session, mimicking a trend started in 1997.

A poll from last month showed 60% of people in Rhode Island favored gay marriage and 75% would favor civil unions. So maybe a vote would be a good idea in the future. Rhode Island is heavily catholic and those leaders are very much against gay marriage. As I see in western Europe though, often catholic people don’t listen to their church leaders that much. Protestant do that a lot more in the Netherlands, but I don;t know how that works in the U.S.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island




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