Rhode Island politicians took testimony about an amendment that will legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday. Some highlights from the opponents of the amendment:
- State Senator Metts legitimately claims that it’s important to consider the “cosmic battle between God and Satan” in this discussion.
- Dr. Susan Yoshiharo cites faulty studies that claim gay parents are worse parents.
Some great moments from the supporters of the amendment:
- 6th grader from Wheeler School Matthew Lannon who has two moms asks RI to “Choose Love!”
- Rhode Island College Professor Wendy Becker didn’t fuck around: “Our family, our relationship will not destroy the fabric of society. We are the fabric of society.”
While I’m clearly biased, a Senate vote to determine the fate of the bill could be months away. Nonetheless, these testimonies are really important to whether the Senate eventually passes this landmark piece of legislation.