I’ve been a resident of Rhode Island for 32 years and I’ve been a supporter of equal marriage for as long as I can remember. I’ve also been raising money for Marriage Equality Rhode Island for the past two years via proceeds from Wizards and Muggles Rock For Social Justice Volume 2 — so if you bought that comp, you basically donated a couple bucks to Marriage Equality Rhode Island. Thank you! 😀
I grew up in a small town in northwestern Rhode Island, and there were only a few kids in my high school who were openly gay. One of these people was a close friend of mine. Witnessing the harassment and hatred they had to endure was pretty horrifying. While I don’t think the legalization of equal marriage will necessarily eliminate homophobia in Rhode Island, at the very least it’ll help to validate the love that same-sex couples feel for each other, and allow them to pursue the family life that they desire in a more normal fashion.
In my opinion, it will also prove to non-supporters that equal marriage poses no threat whatsoever to the sanctity of marriage, and that more people entering lifelong, loving bonds is a GOOD THING. I think it’s a shame that equal marriage hasn’t already been legalized on a national level, but I also recognize that progress in the area of civil rights is always a slow and grueling process that requires a lot of work and a lot of unity. I would be extremely thrilled if Rhode Island legalized equal marriage, not only because it would allow good people to pursue their relationships more fully, but also because it would represent the next step in a much larger movement. So…
Right now the Harry Potter Alliance is organizing the second installment of Wrock For Equality! This effort was a huge success in Maine last year, and we’re using basically the same formula for our effort in Rhode Island. Specifically, on Saturday, February 26:
*There will be an awesome Livestream that will tell you how you can participate. This event will begin at 10:30am EST and end at approximately 9pm EST.
*There will be wizard rock.
*There will be an organized effort to contact Rhode Islanders about this issue via phonebank.
*There will be official Deathly Hallows Campaign House Cup house points awarded to those who participate.
*Most importantly, there will be a major contribution to positive social change!
Please join me in the fight to secure equal rights for same-sex couples in Rhode Island!
For more information, please head over to the Wrock For Equality 2 Website!