RI House Passes Same-Sex Civil Union BillRhode 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.
RI Lawmakers To Hold Hearings On Civil UnionsRhode 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.
RI Gay Marriage Supporters Rally For More RightsSupporters of legalizing gay marriage in Rhode Island gathered at a Statehouse rally Tuesday to protest a bill to legalize civil unions instead.