ProJo: RI Senate Vote on Marriage "Too Close to Call"

A Providence Journal article explains why it's so important for all of us to take action -- marriage sits on a knife's edge in Rhode Island!

As the debate over same-sex marriage moves to the state Senate, one thing appears almost certain: the vote, if there is one, will be close.

Right now, it's too close to call.

Eleven members in the 38-member chamber have signed on to a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Eleven others have signed on to a bill that would put a constitutional amendment before voters that defines marriage as "the lawful union of one man and one woman."

Assuming that support holds, the breakdown among the remaining senators includes at least four leaning in favor of same-sex marriage and four who oppose it. There are also some who say they need to look at the legislation, while others are undecided.