Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and Congressman David Cicilline are among the elected officials cheering passage of a gay marriage bill in the Rhode Island House.

The bill, which seeks to make Rhode Island the 10th state to legalize marriage equality, received an overwhelming approval in the House on Thursday.

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Chafee called the vote historic, but added that “there is still a long way to go.”

“Now that the House has swiftly acted, I urge Senate leadership to 'call the roll' – for our economy, for our gay and lesbian friends and neighbors, and for history,” Chafee is quoted as saying by the Providence Journal.

Cicilline, an open gay Democrat now in his second term representing Rhode Island in Congress, also called on the state Senate to act.

“I urge the members of the Senate to pass this bill and quickly send it to Governor Chafee's desk so that Rhode Island can join the rest of New England in guaranteeing that every citizen of our state has access to full marriage equality.”

The outlook in the Senate, however, remains uncertain as top Democratic leaders in the chamber remain opposed.