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Civil Unions

In this Tuesday, May 3, 2011 photo former Rhode Island House Minority Leader Robert Watson, R-East Greenwich, left, speaks with R.I. House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence, right, on the floor of the House Chamber, at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Fox, the first openly gay lawmaker to lead a state House of Representatives, stunned many gay marriage supporters in Rhode Island when he announced said he'd back civil unions instead of gay marriage legislation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

RI House Passes Same-Sex Civil Union Bill

Rhode Island’s House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation allowing gay couples to enter into civil unions after a last-ditch effort to turn the initiative into a bill that would allow gay couples to marry failed.

05/19/2011

RI Lawmakers To Hold Hearings On Civil Unions

Rhode Island lawmakers plan to hold hearings on a bill creating civil unions for gay couples next week. The bill would give gay couples who form a civil union the same state rights given to married couples in Rhode Island.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/07/2011

RI Gay Marriage Supporters Rally For More Rights

Supporters of legalizing gay marriage in Rhode Island gathered at a Statehouse rally Tuesday to protest a bill to legalize civil unions instead.

05/03/2011

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