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January 7, 2010

RI governor vetoes gay funeral rights bill; legislature overrides

Rhode Island's Republican Gov. Donald Carcieri had vetoed a bill to allow for the legal recognition of non-married partners when it comes to funeral planning. The bill was introduced after the state medical examiner would not release the body of a gay man to his partner, despite multiple documents including wills. The legislature has now overridden the veto, reports Washington, DC's Metro Weekly. More coverage here, including links to the text of the bill and more background, from Jurist.

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