Same-sex marriage approved in Rhode Island ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Charles Krupa/AP Julie Smith (left) and Lise Iwon celebrated after a gay marriage bill passed a vote in the Rhode Island House. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign Other supporters of the bill showed their approval of the vote. Charles Krupa/AP House Speaker Gordon Fox (right) embraced his partner, Marcus LaFond, after the bill was passed. Charles Krupa/AP From left: Dawn Euar, Bill Fischer, and Devin Driscoll from Rhode Islanders United for Marriage clasped hands after the House approved the bill. Charles Krupa/AP Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law, making Rhode Island the final state in New England to approve gay marriage. Charles Krupa/AP Fox (left) was kissed by state Representative Frank Ferri after the governor signed the bill. Charles Krupa/AP Chafee held up the Marriage Equality Act after signing it into law. Rhode Island is now also the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters The governor (right) was thanked by supporters after the signing as people gathered to celebrate at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence.