I can't find a link on the female couple but it happened today. good for them and incredible that these people no different than you or I have had to fight so hard for this. http://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=20478 Equality for all people...across the board from race to gender to religion to marriage....these are not things that people should have to go to court for in America....and yet here we are in 2006 and people still have to fight for equality. Kudos for Rhode Island though it would have been nice to get this allowed in our state. I hope the legislator does the right thing and pushes it through. Though a moderate/conservative my biggest issue in politics are EQUALITY and POVERTY. Solving these issues would go a long way to solving many other problems. Social acceptance of different people living the same lives (too bad we need laws for that) will lead to the breakup of many of the good old boy networks that are a threat to this country's future.