Rhode Island might want to take note of the troubles a CU billl--without adequate religious liberty protection--is already causing in Illinois:
Illinois begins allowing gay civil union next month. Catholic adoption agencies will then face a choice of working with gay couples or sending them to other groups.
If they turn away gay couples, they might face lawsuits or lose state funding. --Chicago Tribune
... [The] Catholic Conference of Illinois says religious concerns bar its charities from working with gay couples on adoption or foster care.
They worry the charities will be sued or have their state contracts canceled. At a news conference Wednesday, they said that would be a "catastrophe" for Illinois children. --Chicago Tribune