Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on SSM Tomorrow



The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Tuesday, April 23, on three pieces of legislation related to same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. The three pieces of legislation the committee is scheduled to consider are:

(2013-S0038) , sponsored by Senator Donna M. Nesselbush (D – Dist. 15, Pawtucket), to permit same sex marriage in the state and deem those who had entered into civil unions as married;

• (2013-S0708), sponsored by Senator Frank A. Ciccone, III (D – Dist. 7, Providence, North Providence), proposing a constitutional change to permit same sex marriage if the constitutional amendment is ratified by the voters; and

• (2013-H5015A), sponsored by Representative Arthur Handy (D – Dist. 18, Cranston), the House version of Senator Nesselbush’s bill.

To all marriage defenders in Rhode Island, we urgently need your help. Take two minutes to contact your representative by phone and email before tomorrow's vote. (The Committee will meet at 3 pm in Room 313 of the State House.) The more calls and emails, the better, so please share this with friends and family ASAP.

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