RI Bishop Calls For Marriage Delay

“In light of the historic deliberations of the U.S. Supreme Court on
same-sex marriage, it would be appropriate for the General Assembly of
Rhode Island to defer any action on this critical issue for the time
being. Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be
rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court
expected this June. It is likely that the Supreme Court will decide this
matter for us, one way or another. Let’s wait to see what the highest
court of the land says about this issue which is so very important to
many Rhode Islanders.” – Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Archdiocese of Providence. The Rhode Island House approved its marriage bill in January. The state Senate Judiciary Committee held a marathon 12-hour hearing last week, but has yet to vote.