(CNN) - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage after the state legislature approved the measure Thursday, making Rhode Island the tenth state in the nation to give same-sex couples the right to wed.
Last week both the Rhode Island House and Senate approved by large margins measures allowing same-sex marriage, but more votes were required after the legislation was tweaked. The law will go into effect August 1.
(CNN) - Rhode Island moved toward becoming the 10th state in the nation and the last in New England to approve same-sex marriage after its state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill extending marriage rights.
Senators approved the bill 26-12 Wednesday afternoon.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win the Rhode Island primary, CNN projected Tuesday.
(CNN) – On the biggest day of Republican primary voting since last month's Super Tuesday, the certain GOPpresidential nominee and the incumbent president he hopes to unseat both appeared to be in full general election mode.
Mitt Romney planned a speech Tuesday night in New Hampshire that his campaign said would signal the virtual conclusion of the GOP primary campaign, while President Barack Obama emphasized the themes of equal opportunity and Republican intransigence in courting the youth vote in speeches on college campuses.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday after a three-week lull in the Republican presidential primary season, a time in which Mitt Romney essentially secured his party's nomination.
Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will hold primaries, with a total of 204 delegates at stake.
Here's a glimpse of the nuts and bolts for Tuesday's contests.
(CNN) - While Mitt Romney has essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has his eyes set on Rhode Island's upcoming primary with the release of a TV ad in the Ocean State.
The 30-second spot, 'The Plan,' takes a largely positive tone and aims to outline the candidate's proposals to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in one year, as well as eliminate five federal bureaucracies and cut U.S. military involvement abroad.
(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.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee has defeated Republican John Robitaille and Democrat Frank Caprio to win the race for Rhode Island governor, CNN projects. Republican Gov. Don Carcieri is term-limited. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - "Shove it" was the most used phrase in the Rhode Island Gubernatorial debate Tuesday night.
Democratic nominee Frank Caprio said the president should "shove it" this week after not endorsing his candidacy. And the topic was the lead off question of the night's debate.
"It was a political answer to a political reaction that the White House took. When you're dealing in a political situation words like that are not uncommon. I stand by my words," Caprio said. "I reacted in a very human way, and I will continue to react in an appropriate way down the road."