Our campaign to win marriage for all Rhode Island families received a big endorsement late last week! In response to a question posed by the Washington Blade, White House spokesperson Shin Inouye said that President Obama supports extending marriage to same-sex couples in Rhode Island.
“While the President does not weigh in on every measure being considered by the states, he believes all couples should be treated fairly and equally, with dignity and respect,” said White House spokesperson Shin Inouye. “As he has said, his personal view is that it’s wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so.”
President Obama’s endorsement capped off a huge week for marriage in Rhode Island, with State Treasurer Gina Raimondo urging “swift passage” of the marriage bill and Governor Lincoln Chaffee reiterating his opposition to putting the freedom to marry on the ballot.
Rhode Islanders United for Marriage thanks President Obama, Treasurer Raimondo, and Governor Chaffee, and the countless other elected officials in Rhode Island and across the country for their strong support of marriage equality, and we’re looking forward to another monumental week of moving marriage forward in the Ocean State.