RI AG Mulling Mass. Gay Marriage

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Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says his tiny state should recognize Massachusetts gay marriage. The state already extends partner benefits to partners of state workers and their constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. Thus, Lynch says, there’s no reason why they should uphold Massachusetts endorsed nups. MSNBC reports:

A letter dated yesterday from Lynch says Rhode Island prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and also extends benefits such as health insurance to domestic partners of state employees.

And because there’s no Rhode Island law banning gay marriage – Lynch says there’s no reason to deny recognition of same-sex unions performed in Massachusetts.

Hmmm, Rhode Island’s looking more and more appealing…