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RI Bar Association endorses 'Marriage Equality' bill

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

The Rhode Island Bar Association has endorsed the Marriage Equality bill that recently passed the Rhode Island House of Representatives and is on its  was to the Senate.

"We greatly appreciate the endorsement of the Rhode Island Bar Association," said Ray Sullivan, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage campaign director.

"Access to the unique protection and recognition of marriage to all Rhode Island families is of paramount importance to the fair administration of justice. The Bar Association understands this, and we are proud to have them stand in support of our grassroots campaign to bring marriage equality to the Ocean State," said Sullivan.

Approximately 6,300 attorneys are members of the Rhode Island Bar Association.

The LGBT committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association asked for the bar's endorsement for the bill. The executive committee of the board then reviewed and recommended the endorsement to the RIBA House of Delegates, which ultimately approved the endorsement.

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