In Blazing Saddles, Heady Lamar says “instead of people leaving, they’re staying in droves.” Rhode Island is having the opposite problem. So far, only 14 civil unions have been entered into in that state. Instead, Rhode Islanders are heading to adjoining states to get married. Wonderful, huh? Not only did Rhode Island’s politicians chicken out on marriage equality in the shadow of New York, but they ended up shooting themselves in the foot on the whole thing in the end.