PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, signed the newly-passed marriage-equality bill into law today, as Rhode Island becomes the final New England state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Providence Gay Men's Chorus serenaded the audience before the signing ceremony, held on the South Steps of the historic state House. Several gay lawmakers poured out their thanks for everyone who came together to pass the bill.
Hundreds of supporters cheered and hugged each other after Gov. Chafee took his pen and signed the bill in a formal ceremony.