Marriage equality debate continues around the country
Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maryland are considering bills to legalize same-sex marriage, and advocates in New York haven’t given up – while opponents are fighting for constitutional bans in Indiana and Wyoming and to re-impose bans in Iowa and New Hampshire.
In NYC, Freedom to Marry announced the launch of what it described as the largest-ever campaign aimed at increasing popular support for same-sex marriage.
Rhode Island has its best chance yet of legalizing marriage equality. New Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) has been a longtime supporter of legalizing same-sex marriage, and Democratic House Speaker Gordon Fox, who took his post last year and is gay. Democratic Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, however, opposes same-sex marriage.