Something is seriously wrong with RI Dems. Five Dem Representatives, William San Bento (N. Prov/Pawtucket), Arthur Corvese (N. Prov), Peter Palumbo (Cranston), Jon Brien (Woonsocket), and Helio Melo (E. Prov) introduced HB 6159 Thursday. The bill states
This act would prohibit same sex marriages in the state and would prohibit the state from recognizing a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage.
Undoubtedly this is in response to RI Attorney General Patrick Lynch’s recent nonbinding opinion that same-sex marriages performed in MA or elsewhere should be recognized in RI because RI has no law proscribing them.
Marriage Equality RI has an online “contact you rep” gizmo. What can we non-Rhodies do to help nip this nasty bit of legislation in the bud?
h/t Pam Spaulding