Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox is now a married man.
Fox and his long time partner Marcus LaFond exchanged vows in a private ceremony at the State House Tuesday.
The Speaker released the following statement on his marriage.
"Fifteen years ago on November 12, Marcus and I exchanged rings and made a lifetime commitment to each another. This date has great sentimental meaning to both of us, so we felt it was appropriate to officially exchange our wedding vows today.
"Over the years, many people have encouraged us to travel out of state to get married. As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I wanted this special day to take place in the state we both treasure so dearly.
"I can't help but reflect today on all the courageous individuals who fought for marriage equality over the many years it was debated in our state. I am overwhelmed that all Rhode Island couples now have the opportunity to experience the same joy that Marcus and I shared today."
The ceremony was officiated by Traffic Court Chief Magistrate William Guglietta.
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