Gay Couples Can Marry In Rhode Island and 5 Other Things We Learned Today

5.2.2013

By Out.com Editors

Rhode Island's the 10th state to allow same-sex nuptials.

1. Rhode Island's marriage equality bill passed its final hurdles and is now law. In a New York Times op-ed published this morning, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee said he's signing the bill not only because of his long position at the forefront of this "historical realignment," but also because marriage equality makes economic sense. "The talented workers who are driving the new economy — young, educated and forward-looking — want to live in a place that reflects their values. They want diversity, not simply out of a sense of justice, but because diversity makes life more fun. Why would any state turn away the people who are most likely to create the economies of the 21st century?," he writes.

2. Chris Kelly, one half of the 90s-era hip-hop duo Kris Kross, has died. He was 34. Jermaine Dupri, the producer who gave Kelly and partner Chris Smith their start, called Kelly "the son I never had."

3. A Canadian real estate agent will apologize and make a donation to a pro-equality organization after including a dubious, homophobic "fact" about gay people's kids in one of his advertisements.

4. Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers is training with the LA Galaxy.

5. Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket jet passed its first test.

6. Here's the freshly released trailer for Violet & Daisy, a film in which Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel play teenage assassins:

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