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Rhode Island Hearing on Marriage

Timothy Kincaid

May 12th, 2009

Tomorrow the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on two bills concerning marriage.

Scheduled for a hearing is a bill (2009-H 5744) sponsored by Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Dist. 18, Cranston) to broaden the definition of persons eligible to marry to include persons of the same gender. It also provides that members of the clergy would not be required to officiate at any particular marriage.

Also scheduled is a bill (2009-H 5068) sponsored by Rep. Jon D. Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) to submit to the electors a proposition to amend the state constitution to define marriage as a lawful union between one man and one woman.

Neither is likely to be enacted.



May 12th, 2009 | LINK

Well, I will take the good news where I can. The fact that a constitutional amendment has no chance of passing is good news. At least the fight is not lost.

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