Gay Marriage

Gay Marriages Begin in Rhode Island

Couple that have been together for 41 years the first to get their license

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Same-sex marriages have begun in Rhode Island, and local officials for the first time are issuing marriage licenses to gay couples who wish to marry in the state.

Gay marriage became legal in Rhode Island and Minnesota at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. 

Officials around Rhode Island began issuing licenses when offices opened at 8:30 a.m., including in Newport.