Rhode Island State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, opens discussion on a same-sex marriage bill on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Thursday, Jan.

 

              Rhode Island State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, opens discussion on a same-sex marriage bill on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Thursday, Jan.
Rhode Island State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, opens discussion on a same-sex marriage bill on the floor of 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)