Sunday, July 21, 2013

What a Difference a Year Makes

A little over a year ago we wrote about DOMA and the impact it would have on same-sex marriages in Rhode Island.

Of course, that was before the United States Supreme Court weighed in with its June 26, 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor.  In that case, the highest court in the land declared that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

Amendments to Rhode Island's laws will enable couples, as of August 1, 2013, to marry any other eligible person regardless of gender.  In addition, Rhode Island has declared that it will recognize valid same-sex marriages from other states.

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