Breaking News from AP: Civil Unions Bill Flops in Rhode Island


From the AP:

A political compromise calling for the creation of civil unions in Rhode Island has drawn nothing but opposition during a public hearing in the Statehouse...

Civil unions would grant the same state rights given to married couples in Rhode Island. The proposal was introduced after legislative leaders said gay marriage legislation lacked the votes to pass.

The committee could decide as early as next week whether to advance the bill to the full House for consideration.

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