PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee joined top labor
officials and several religious leaders Monday in launching what they
hope is the final push to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in
Chafee, Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island AFL-CIO President
George Nee and others announced the formation of a new coalition — Rhode
Islanders United for Marriage — as lawmakers in the General Assembly
prepare to take up the contentious issue.
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