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R.I. Senate to vote on gay marriage

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Senate is poised to hold a landmark vote Wednesday on gay marriage legislation, the culmination of years of efforts by supporters who want to see the state join the rest of New England in allowing gays and lesbians to wed.

Advocates are optimistic that the bill will pass when the Senate takes it up Wednesday. .The bill has been ­endorsed by the House and has the support of Governor ­Lincoln Chafee.

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