1. The Rhode Island Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday, April 24th.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, pledged to sign the bill immediately following its final passage.
The first weddings could take place Aug. 1, when the new law would take effect.
4. Today, the Rhode Island House voted to approve the Senate’s changes to the marriage bill:
Rhode Island House Speaker blows a kiss to gay marriage supporters in the chamber:
Gov. Chafee: I am proud to make marriage equality the law of the land in Rhode Island.
Signing the bill: