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Rhode Island Just Says “No” to Massachusetts “Marriage”

Bill Duncan at the Marriage Law Foundation alerts me to a ruling that just came down in Rhode Island. The supreme court ruled in a 3-2 decisions that the state will not recognize a Massachusetts same-sex marriage.

The case involved a Rhode Island same-sex couple who had gone to Massachusetts to marry and later sought a divorce in a Rhode Island Family Court. The majority of the state supreme court said the definition of marriage in the statute that gives the courts jurisdiction to grant divorces means the union of a man and a woman.

The decision is online here.

This decision seems to further isolate Massachusetts as the redefining marriage state.


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