WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ The leader of a prominent gay Republican group is coming to Rhode Island and highlighting local GOP support for the state's new same-sex marriage law.
Gregory Angelo, director of the Log Cabin Republicans, plans to speak Tuesday in Warwick at a meeting of the Rhody Young Republicans.
Angelo tells The Associated Press that more and more Republicans are expressing support for gay marriage. He says the trend is obvious in Rhode Island, where Republicans in the General Assembly helped pass legislation to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry beginning Aug. 1.
All five Republicans in state Senate voted yes on the bill last month. Senate Republican Leader Dennis Algiere says that for him gay marriage comes down to core Republican beliefs in fairness and individual liberty.