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Rhode Island First Lady to Perform Civil Union

Rhode Island’s First Lady, Stephanie Chafee, has announced that she is planning on performing the civil union of friends. Boston.com reports:

Lynn McKinney and Ron Margolin first asked Gov. Lincoln Chafee to officiate at their Nov. 5 ceremony in Newport, but he plans to be in Israel for an economic development trip.

McKinney and Margolin have been partners for 32 years. They are political supporters of Chafee.

Governor and Stephanie Chafee have long been an advocates of LGBT equality, and Mrs. Chafee was one of the first AIDS research nurse in Rhode Island.

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