Connolly ruled that same-sex couples who live in Rhode Island can marry in Massachusetts. Evans Executive Order Lawrence v. Rhode Island law has outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation since and on the basis of gender identity or expression since in employment, credit, housing and public accommodations. Archived from the original on September 10, Archived from the original on May 15, Views Read Edit View history. He said that "his interpretation permitted recognition of the marriages, although he acknowledged that it was just an opinion and did not have the force of law.
In Decemberthe Rhode Island Supreme Court held, in a 3—2 opinion, that the state's Family Court lacks jurisdiction to hear a divorce petition involving a same-sex couple who were married in Massachusetts.
Same-sex marriage in Rhode Island
Same-sex marriage was debated in the s. Armenia Estonia Israel Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. Retrieved 24 May Williams and Justice Frank Flaherty. Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved February 1,