Rhody Grows More Isolated as Gay Marriage Advances in Maine, New Hampshire

Rhode Island's foot-dragging on same-sex marriage is all the more pronounced today as Maine's state Senate prepares to approve a bill that would legalize gay nuptials in Vacationland.

The New Hampshire legislature is also close to approving a same-sex marriage bill. And both states are waiting to see if Democratic governors, who have opposed gay marriage in the past but signaled they may be reconsidering, will sign the legislation.

If Maine and New Hampshire get on board, Rhode Island will be the only state in New England that does not allow same-sex marriage.

As it stands now, Rhody is the only New England state that doesn't recognize gay relationships in some fashion - same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont, New Hampshire has a civil unions law on the books and Maine allows domestic partnerships.

Read my piece on the same-sex marriage debate in Rhode Island to get a hold on the hold up.

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