Save The Date — August

house chamber Lots of people are about to get invited to lots of weddings. These are the problems you want to have.

Following a final 56-15 vote in the House Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill making Rhode Island the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry. The first weddings will take place August 1st when the law takes effect. From The Providence Journal,

“The best thing now is that your marriage is recognized, just as you would hope if you were a straight couple your marriage would be recognized in all 50 states,” said Jenna Lafayette, a Providence resident who, along with her wife, Kim Ahern, was among the special guests invited to view the House vote from the chamber floor.

The couple were married in Vermont last September by state Rep. Christopher Blazejewski, D-Providence.

Upon signing the bill the Governor announced, “You are free to marry the person you love.”

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