Rhode Island

Meet the gay couple who got married in 1971 | VIDEO

Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, who are still married today more than 40 years later, became the first Minnesota same-gender couple to wed. Their marriage stunned Americans and people across the world, who had never heard of that kind of nuptials.

Bishop warns Catholics against attending "immoral" gay weddings

Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin issues a warning to Catholics that are not free to “endorse or ignore immoral or destructive behavior,” and advises against attending any gay weddings now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island governor signs marriage-equality bill into law

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, signed the newly-passed marriage-equality bill into law today, as Rhode Island becomes the final New England state to legalize same-sex marriage.

HRC: By insulting same-sex parents, NOM hits new low

"A rapidly growing majority of Americans now support equal treatment for all our citizens and I hope that very soon Brian Brown will realize he is on the wrong side of history.”

Freedom to Marry spending $2 million to win more states

In its first 2013 wave of contributions, Freedom to Marry is investing $800,000 in states where marriage bills are being debated – including Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey and Rhode Island.