In early July, Rhode Island became the fifth state to pass a law creating civil unions for homosexual couples. Since then, only nine couples have applied for them.
... “Same-sex marriage advocates will seek to redefine marriage again in January,” [NOM-RI's Christopher] Plante said. “I’m not sure what they’ll be asking for this time. They can’t say, ‘We need this right or benefit or protection,’ because they’ve got it.”
Though the law contains a limited religious exemption—protecting churches, religious organizations and their employees—Plante said legislators are already moving to eliminate it. Meanwhile, his group plans to fight for its expansion.
“The truth is that attacks on religious liberties happen on an individual basis,” he said.