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Rhode Island lawmakers introduce marriage bills in House and Senate

Two Rhode Island state lawmakers formally introduce bills in the state House and Senate that would legalize marriage equality for same-sex couples, setting the stage for Rhode Island to become the tenth — or eleventh, depending on progress in Illinois – state to where same-sex marriage is legal.

New Hampshire elects first gay state senator

David Pierce, who has been a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives since 2006, was victorious in his Democratic primary for state senate on Sept. 11 and became the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the state senate as a freshman.

UPDATED! Marching toward marriage equality

As Republican presidential contenders denounce same-sex marriage, gay-rights supporters and their allies in states such as Washington, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey and Colorado think marriage equality is a swell idea.