ballot measures

RI Rep. Jon Brien Won’t Permit Gay Marriage Until Voters Have Their Say

Oh fun! Rhode Island Rep. Jon Brien, a Democrat, is today introducing a bill that’ll let voters decide on same-sex marriage in the 2012 ballot. That’s “decide,” as in: decide to amend the state constitution to ban it, which could overturn Gov. Lincoln Chaffee’s push for legalization. Even the Associated Press is laughing at its chances.