Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 officially signed the two bills that together legalized same-sex marriage in Rhode Island at 6:50 p.m. Thursday. The Ocean State will be the 10th state (and the last in New England) to allow such marriages starting August 1st. Governor Chafee signed the bill into law directly after the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved the bills 56-15.
Update: Our original report cited a source stating that the Judiciary Committee would vote on this bill on Wednesday, and that if passed the law would go into effect “immediately.” It turns out, however, that the whole State House won’t be getting to it tomorrow. Whisko is safe (for now).
According to this press release, the Rhode Island House Committee on Corporations will consider a bill that would ban 18+ nights at clubs in Rhode Island on Wednesday. No one under 21 would be allowed in a nightclub that serves alcohol. If the Committee is on board, we could be on our way to Whisko-free Wednesdays. We’ll see soon.