Gay Marriage

RI Lawmakers To Vote on Gay Marriage

Another state may soon join the fun


Legislation to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in Rhode Island will soon head to its first political test.

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on the measure for Tuesday.

If the panel passes the measure as expected, it will head to the full House for a vote, possibly next week. House Speaker Gordon Fox has said he wants the House to vote on the legislation by month's end.