Rhode Island’s state legislature is set to vote on legalising same-sex marriage, a move that would make it the 10th US state to back same-sex unions.
The state Senate will vote on legislation on Wednesday afternoon after it passed a key committee test.
A similar bill was easily passed in the state House in January and has the support of Governor Lincoln Chafee.
But previous efforts to allow same-sex marriage have been stymied by the Senate.
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