Replace Paiva-Weed if she blocks marriage equality
  • Petitioned Rhode Island State Senators

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Rhode Island State Senators

Replace Paiva-Weed if she blocks marriage equality

    1. Timothy Kincaid
    2. Petition by

      Timothy Kincaid

      Los Angeles, CA

For years Senate Leader Teresa Paiva-Weed has used her position to squelch efforts to enact marriage equality in Rhode Island. Now a bill has passed the House of Representatives and will come before the Senate. Should Paiva-Weed obstruct or oppose the equality bill, we ask that you replace her as Senate Leader with someone who values the merits of equality under the law and opposes discrimination.

To:
Rhode Island State Senators
Replace Paiva-Weed if she blocks marriage equality

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Wyoming committee shames Rhode Island

      Timothy Kincaid
      Petition Organizer

      A Wyoming House committee just voted for a domestic partnership bill 7-2 after narrowing defeating a marriage bill 5-4. There is only one Democrat on that committee. In WYOMING!! If Republicans in Wyoming can support marriage, then Democrats in Rhode Island can demand that their leadership do the same.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Miles SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      My LGBT friends deserve marriage equality as much as my spouse and myself.

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    • Marcin Rembisz NEWPORT, RI
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe in marriage equality. Since John Clarke received the original 1663 charter from King Charles II it was the first time a sovereign king had ever given to any of its protected territories the right to have a separation of church and government. Never before had this been done. Never before had it been entertained. So this was revolutionary. Some may argue it was the precursor to the First Amendment to the Constitution. Thus I think that it is fitting that Rhode Island join the rest of New England states in recognizing marriage equality. Here in a “lively experiment” in Rhode Island providing “a full liberty in religious concernments”.

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    • Alanna Berger MARIETTA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Marriage equality is a civil right.

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    • William F. Wilson SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Marriage makes a difference. We have been together 26 years and were legally married in 2008.

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    • John Jones PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an American so equality must be something important to me.

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