Rhode Island remains the only state in New England that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry. Hoping to remedy that situation this year, state Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Cranston) and Sen. Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) have introduced marriage equality bills into the state’s House and Senate.

Passage of the bill seems assured in the House, with 42 of Rhode Island’s 75 state representatives signing onto H 5015 as original co-sponsors. The Senate version of the bill has 11 original co-sponsors in the 38-member chamber.