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Rhode Island House Panel to Hear Testimony on Same-Sex Marriage Bill Today

Things are heating up on marriage equality in Rhode Island:

RiThe House Judiciary Committee is set to hear testimony from supporters and opponents on Tuesday. If earlier hearings are any indication, it's likely to be a long, contentious day filled with protest signs, tears and sometimes bitter arguments over one of our culture's most basic institutions.

Sylvia DeLuca, of North Kingstown, tears up when she talks about how her daughter Louisa had to travel to Massachusetts to get married when her two brothers were allowed to do so wherever they wanted.

"They're being regarded as inferior human beings," said DeLuca, 71, who plans to travel to the Statehouse for Tuesday's public hearing with her husband of 52 years, Anthony DeLuca. "She is as perfect a human being as her brothers are."

Meanwhile, NOM posted a heinous, virulently anti-gay video on their new website opposing marriage equality in the state, and then took it down after attention was drawn to it. All the details are HERE.

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  1. best of luck, and much strength, to all giving testimony.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 15, 2013 12:43:24 PM

  2. Is there a link to watch online?

    Posted by: K | Jan 15, 2013 1:02:56 PM

  3. NOM anti-gay? Not that it is a secret NOM acts as the fifth column of the Catholic Church.

    Posted by: simon | Jan 15, 2013 2:25:58 PM

  4. Hopefully the first state in New England to have religious freedom will once again be a leader in civil rights. Rhode Island is the most Catholic state in the nation (it has a 44% Catholic plurality). Most Catholic laity support marriage; the Roman Catholic hierarchy is virulently opposed to marriage. RI is a good test case for whether the members who are trying to follow Christ's teachings can make any progress against the corruption of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic hierarchy.

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  6. Like most states with a large Roman Catholic population, Rhode Island is fairly liberal on social issues. Ironic?

    Posted by: andrew | Jan 15, 2013 7:04:39 PM

  7. OMG - Those two videos are frightful. I hope NOM gets taken to the cleaners.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jan 15, 2013 8:10:35 PM

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