RIPR News
1:47 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Lawmakers look at benefits for same-sex couples

Providence, RI – State lawmakers considering legalizing gay marriage are also taking a look at extending benefits as a possible alternative Tuesday. A House committee will review legislation that would give rights centered on insurance, health care decisions and property rights to same-sex couples.

Committees in both the House and Senate have held hearings on legislation to allow gay marriage, but neither has scheduled a vote on the bill.

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