Watching the live cast on WPRI, after a mostly supportive debate, Rhode Island is half way to being the final New England state to offer marriage equality. A strong and bipartisan vote of 51 passed a same sex marriage bill. No publication shows the vote breakdown as of this post. See the state's press release.
The Senate President Theresa Paiva Weed has committed to a vote, but it is expected to be more difficult to pass.
Rhode Island would be the 10th US state to allow marriage equality after Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Maryland, and the state of Washington.