[JURIST] The Rhode Island House of Representatives [official website] approved a civil union bill [Bill 2011-H6103aa, PDF] Thursday by a vote of 62 to 11 [press release]. The bill was voted out of committee [JURIST report] earlier this week and is modeled after similar legislation in Illinois, Delaware and Hawaii [JURIST reports], granting all rights of marriage to same-sex couples. While in the House, several amendments failed [Providence Journal report], including one to convert the bill to a same-sex marriage…