Rhode Island poised to approve gay marriage

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Rhode Island is poised Thursday to become the 10th state and the last of the six New England states to legalize same-sex marriage.

A final vote is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, after which Gov. Lincoln Chaffee plans to sign the legislation. Mr. Chafee, an independent, campaigned on his desire to sign such a measure.

Gay marriage has also been legalized in New York, Maryland, Washington, Iowa and the District of Columbia.

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue rulings in two gay marriage cases, and lawmakers in some states said they would take a break from the issue this year to see what the high court says.

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