A video parody of Cee Lo Green's Fuck You knocks Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox for backing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples over marriage.

Fox, who is openly gay, decided to back away from a marriage bill and push for civil unions after it became clear that full marriage would not clear the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the civil unions bill into law, making Rhode Island the fifth state behind Illinois, Hawaii, New Jersey and Delaware to offer the union.

After the bill's passage, Fox said he was “unequivocally a full supporter of marriage equality” but insisted civil unions are a “step in the right direction.”

The members of Bear Providence, led by Jim Carroll, felt otherwise and put their emotions to a musical beat.

“I see you rolling downtown voting gay marriage down and I'm like fuck you,” Carroll sings in the 5-minute video. “You said the votes that you needed just weren't coming through and I'm like fuck you, and Paiva Weed too. If I was richer I'd run against ya – You big piece of shit.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Speaking to Dan Yorke on WPRO Radio, Carroll explained that the video expressed his sincere emotions.

“I had a lot of anger about the bill not making it to the floor and I did not know what to do,” he said. “Then I heard that Cee Lo Green song on the radio. It came from my heart.”

In response, Fox said he “understood the frustration expressed [in the video] because they are disappointed.”

“I want to tell the community that I hear them and I have not given up on the cause,” Fox added.