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Watch LIVE: Rhode Island Senate debates same-sex marriage

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Senate is debating the marriage-equality bill at 4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT today.

To watch the live debate and vote, click HERE. THE SITE HAS CRASHED! Click HERE for coverage by WPRI-TV.

The Senate’s president, Teresa Paiva Weed, a Democrat who opposes same-sex marriage, is allowing her colleagues to vote on S38, the marriage-equality bill.

The House voted 51-19 to approve the measure on Jan. 24.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, who has promised to sign S38 into law.