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Rhode Island becomes 10th state to legalize gay marriage

The law is set to take effect on Aug. 1

It’s been a big week for gay rights.

First basketball player Jason Collins made headlines by coming out as gay—the first active player in any of the four major North American professional sports leagues to do so. Then on Thursday, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

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