The Rhode Island House of Representatives easily approved same sex marriage legislation. About three-quarters of the votes in the chamber supported marriage equality. With Governor Chafee a strong supporter of equal rights, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed is the last politician keeping Rhode Island as the only New England state without same sex marriage rights.
Watch this video to see what it was like in the House for this historic vote.
You may also want to watch this video that shows the religious protests and secular testimony last week when the House Judiciary Committee took testimony on the bill.