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Opening Arguments

On the way

I think I've said more than once that, because of the Constitution's full faith and credit clause, the gay-marriage issue is certain to be decided by the Supreme Court. So now it starts:

Rhode Island should recognize state employees' gay marriages that are performed in neighboring Massachusetts and extend benefits to their partners, the state's attorney general said in an opinion released Wednesday.

Rhode Island prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and also extends benefits such as health insurance to domestic partners of state employees, Attorney General Patrick Lynch noted in the opinion, requested by a state department.

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