Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed an executive order recognizing out-of-state same sex marriages Monday, reported the Providence Journal.
RI Future broke the story Monday morning and reported Monday afternoon that at a press conference Monday afternoon, Chafee said “Let’s get there ourselves. This is the home of Roger Williams. Come on, let’s go.”
The state General Assembly passes a law last June allowing for same-sex civil union, but for many in the gay community that isn't enough.
“While this moves us closer to full marriage equality, nothing less is sufficient, and we will keep fighting," said Ray Sullivan of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, in a press release.
According to RI Future's Bob Plain, Chafee is talking to members of the General Assembly about passing marriage equality this session. While House Speaker Gordon Fox, who is gay, appears ready to support it this year, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed will not support it.
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