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Same-sex marriage approved in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — As more than 1,000 ecstatic supporters looked on, Governor Lincoln Chafee on Thursday signed legislation making Rhode Island the 10th state in the nation to permit gays and lesbians to wed, and establishing gay marriage as the law of the land throughout all of New England.

“Today, we are making history,” Chafee told the crowd. “We are living up to the ideals of our founders.”

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