As Bay Windows went to press, only a few legislative steps remained before Rhode Island becomes the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
The House Judiciary Committee will reviewed the legislation on Tuesday before the measure goes to the full House for a vote on Thursday.
The Senate approved the bill last week by a comfortable margin and the House passed it in January. It must return to the House because the Senate made small changes to the bill.
Supporters and opponents expect the bill to easily pass a second time.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he will sign the bill into law.
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