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RI Committee advances civil unions

Timothy Kincaid

May 17th, 2011

The Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 3 to advance the civil unions bill to the floor of the full House. It is likely to be passed by a wide margin on Thursday.

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dave
May 17th, 2011 | LINK

Civil unions? It’s not the same. It’s like, we keep what we got and give them something else to shut them up. I don’t like Civil unions.

Lucrece
May 17th, 2011 | LINK

When those civil unions pass, don’t expect to get marriage before a decade or more unless the Prop 8 case gets a broad ruling by SCOTUS.

No straight politician is going to be willing to spend political capital on nomenclature afterwards.

You might as well wave at Britain and see how long they’ve gone without marriage thanks to civil partnerships.

Worst part? These goddamned Democrats will pass it off as some major victory instead of the big-time screwover they forced on us with a good measure of Vaseline.

Stefan
May 17th, 2011 | LINK

Um, New Hampshire got gay marriage only 2 years after civil unions, and Connecticut was 3.

The UK has had civil partnerships for 6 years and are beginning the process of legalizing gay marriage, which will happen in 2 or 3 years.

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