Ray Daignault

RI News
7:09 am
Mon April 29, 2013

RI Couple Anticipates Marriage

Aaron Coutu and his partner were the first couple to engage in a civil union in Rhode Island.
Credit Flo Jonic/RIPR

This promises to be a pivotal week in the long-fought battle for same sex marriage in Rhode Island.  The House is expected to tweak the bill approved last week by the state Senate and send it off to Governor Lincoln Chafee for his signature. 

Aaron Coutu works not one but two library jobs. But Sunday, his mind was not exclusively on books. Coutu, who with his partner, Ray Daignault, became the first Rhode Island couple to engage in a civil union two years ago, now plan to get married once it becomes legal to do so August 1st.

Read more