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by Dan Savage
on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:02 AM
The National Organization For Marriage (NOM) is robocalling Rhode Islanders, claiming marriage is in “unprecedented danger” as the state legislature is voting on same-sex marriage. There is an excellent chance the House in Rhode Island will pass the marriage equality bill it’s voting on today, but the real fight will be at the Senate.
There's actually a lot of precedent for same-sex marriage. And as NOM's inability to make a case against marriage equality during the Prop 8 trial in California demonstrated, same-sex marriage presents no danger to anyone.
Rhode Island's House of Representatives approved a marriage equality bill yesterday by an overwhelming margin despite NOM's best efforts to rally bigots. The bill now moves to Rhode Island's Senate, where it faces a tougher fight. Governor Lincoln Chafee—former Republican, current independent—has promised to sign the bill if it reaches his desk.