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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Gay couple asks attorney general for legal advice on gay marriage
By BROOKE DONALD
Associated Press Writer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's attorney general expects to issue an interpretation of the state's marriage law on Monday, in part because a gay couple planning to wed in neighboring Massachusetts asked him if their union would be recognized here.

Officials in the Bay State are expecting a flood of out-of-state gay couples to apply for marriage licenses Monday, the first day same-sex unions will be legal.

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has said state law prohibits couples from marrying there if the marriage would be illegal in their home state, and no other state recognizes same-sex marriages.

A small number of cities in Massachusetts have said they will grant licenses to out-of-state couple, despite Romney's instructions.




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