Big Crowds Turn out For Marriage in Rhode Island


From the Providence Journal:

The same-sex marriage debate played out at high volume at the State House on Wednesday, with advocates waving “vote for love” signs, and opponents arguing that nothing less than the soul of Rhode Island, the well-being of its children and the “sanctity of marriage” are at stake in a year when the state’s new governor and openly gay House speaker are enthusiastically backing gay nuptials.

From a news conference to a rally to a lengthy House Judiciary Committee hearing, the arguments for and against same-sex marriage raged with so many people packing the marble stairs and hallways, the Capitol Police, in a rare but not unprecedented move, temporarily closed off the Smith Street entrance to the State House. [source]

Maggie Gallagher testified at the hearing yesterday, along with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute and Christopher Plante, executive director of the National Organization for Marriage-Rhode Island. Here are some of Maggie's posts during the event: