Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox places papers on the rostrum moments before calling the House into session in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Thur

 

              Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox places papers on the rostrum moments before calling the House into session in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Thur
Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox places papers on the rostrum moments before calling the House into session in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday to allow gay couples to marry. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)