The impact of the Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision on the constitutionalty of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will extend far beyond the equal protection aspects of the law and how this constitutional guarantee is applied to all members of
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The proposal to guarantee marriage rights to all Rhode Islanders now moves onto the state Senate.
Rhode Island moved one step closer to marriage equality Thursday as the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 51 to 19 today to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state, the Legislature announced in a release. Rep. Arthur Handy, who has introduced the bill for each of the last 11 years, said the proposal is about justice and equity for same-sex couples. “Obviously, this issue is about fairness and allowing all Rhode Islanders to have equal access to the rights and responsibilities that come with marriage, but marriage is about so much more than legal protections," Handy said in a release. "My wife and I have been married since 1997, and as we’ve worked together to raise our son, the value of having a committed, strong family has …