As Rhode Island’s Senate gets ready to take up the state’s marriage equality bill, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage has released two new ads. Equality on Trial reports:
The first ad, “Ultimate Commitment,” features North Kingstown couple Martha Hold Castle and Patty Castle talking about their marriage in Massachusetts and their desire that Rhode Island provide their marriage full legal recognition for the benefit of their son Tobin. In the second ad, titled “Empowered,” Father Edmund Harris of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in East Providence discusses his joy at presiding over marriage ceremonies. “As a priest,” Father Harris says in the ad, “I’m already empowered to decide which couples I’m going to marry. Senate Bill 38 provides the same kind of protections to all faith communities in Rhode Island.”
Time for a vote in the Rhode Island Senate!
See the ads below: