(CNN) - In a move largely seen as a compromise over the rights that can be afforded to gay and lesbian couples, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Saturday signed into law a bill that legalizes civil unions, making his state the fifth in the nation to allow them.
The bill - which was signed just over a week after New York legalized same-sex marriage - will take effect later Saturday, according to the governor's spokesman Christian Vareika.
BRAVO..... It's hard to believe that it was less than 50 years since a group of drag queens told the police "enough" and started a riot that was to be heard loud and clear. We will not accept second class citizenship ever again!