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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Civil Unions in RI

From the NYT:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Less than a week after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York, the Rhode Island State Senate on Wednesday evening approved a bill allowing not marriage, but civil unions for gay couples, despite fierce opposition from gay rights advocates who called the legislation discriminatory.

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It sounds to me like Rhode Island lawmakers are attempting to straddle the fence. Unfortunately, when proposing new legislation on the hot button issues like 'same-sex' marriage, attempting to straddle the fence is only going to stir the controversy even more.

Posted by: Divorce Oklahoma City | Jul 9, 2011 11:44:41 AM

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