Governor signs bill to help gay veterans get vets benefits

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ABOVE: Gov. Gina Raimondo (c) celebrates Pride Month June 3. Photo via Raimondo’s Facebook page.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) | Rhode Island’s governor has ceremoniously signed legislation to help veterans get state and local benefits after being discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed it Friday at the State House. She officially signed it into effect as the legislative session ended in June.

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