Did you change your Facebook page or wear red today to support same-sex marriage?
If you visited Facebook today you likely saw red equal sign. Many Facebook users changed their profile picture today to a pink equal sign with a red background in support of same-sex marriage. The Human Rights Campaign asked gay marriage supporters to “paint the town red,” wearing red in their wardrobe as well on their Facebook profiles to change to the HRC logo. The idea has even caught the eyes of Congress, with 13 members showcasing the symbol, according to Ryan Beckwith. The social media change comes as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban. In 2008, Californian residents voted in support of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage and reversed a state Supreme Court's decision in support of…
The proposal to guarantee marriage rights to all Rhode Islanders now moves onto the state Senate.
Saturday, January 26
Rhode Island moved one step closer to marriage equality Thursday as the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 51 to 19 today to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state, the Legislature announced in a release. Rep. Arthur Handy, who has introduced the bill for each of the last 11 years, said the proposal is about justice and equity for same-sex couples. “Obviously, this issue is about fairness and allowing all Rhode Islanders to have equal access to the rights and responsibilities that come with marriage, but marriage is about so much more than legal protections," Handy said in a release. "My wife and I have been married since 1997, and as we’ve worked together to raise our son, the value of having a committed, strong family has…