New pro-marriage Video produced by GLAD and Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI)
Mar 16, 2010 at 06:32 pm
As posted by GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders):
We invite you to meet five loving Rhode Island families:
Marianne Monte and Lisa Carcieri are the parents of a 3-year-old son who keeps them on their toes. For them, having marriage in Rhode Island would let everyone know that "we're a couple forever."
Raffaello LaMantia and J. Edward LaVelle have been together for almost 50 years. "I'm always there for him. I will never, ever leave his side," says Raffaello of J.
Paige and Sarah Clausius-Parks met at Providence College, and see their parents' long marriages as great examples. "My parents were married for 40 years and they did everything together - it was the team," says Sarah.
Judith Anderson and Marcia Blair have been together for 25 years and "It just gets better and better," says Marcia, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. "I know that I can count on Judith for support whatever comes along."
David Becker and Rock Ripple are raising a teenaged daughter. "She needs to feel that her parents are forever," says David, "and the confidence, the necessary confidence, that that brings to a 14-year-old."
These couples exemplify the best of marriage: love and commitment, in sickness and in health, for better and for worse. After hearing their stories, you just can't deny that they understand marriage, and deserve marriage equality.
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