The Rhode Island House passed the marriage bill Thursday night by a huge margin: 51 to 19. Among those voting for the bill was House GOP Chair Brian C. Newberry (R-North Smithfield).

The bill now moves to the Rhode Island state Senate. Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D-Newport) is an opponent of marriage equality but has promised that the bill will receive a vote in the Senate Committee on Judiciary.