R.I. officials agree on divorce, but not marriage

The issue dividing Rhode Island's governor and attorney general is not whether two women who married in Massachusetts should be granted a divorce, it's whether the state should recognize the union, according to papers filed in a case before the high court. Republican Gov. Donald L. Carcieri doesn't want the marriage to be recognized, while Democratic Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch believes it should be valid, under a provision allowing states to accept each other's laws and court rulings.

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