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RI Bishop Calls For Marriage Delay

"In light of the historic deliberations of the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, it would be appropriate for the General Assembly of Rhode Island to defer any action on this critical issue for the time being. Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court expected this June. It is likely that the Supreme Court will decide this matter for us, one way or another. Let’s wait to see what the highest court of the land says about this issue which is so very important to many Rhode Islanders." - Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Archdiocese of Providence. The Rhode Island House approved its marriage bill in January. The state Senate Judiciary Committee held a marathon 12-hour hearing last week, but has yet to vote.

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