RIPR News
4:41 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Little interest for civil unions licenses on first day

PROVIDENCE, RI – Tuesday was the first day Rhode Islanders could apply for civil union licenses, but a check of the state's six largest cities shows no one did. Ray Sullivan, a spokesman for Marriage Equality Rhode Island, says that may be because few people knew the Governor had signed the bill into law Saturday.

"Some of them are just finding out for the first time," says Sullivan. "The governor chose to sign the bill on the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend so some folks are waking up this morning and just finding out about it."


The civil union license application is similar to the marriage application except the words "bride" and "groom" were substituted for "Party A" and "Party B."

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