Rhode Island Marriage Coalition Rolls Out Ad Campaign

Mar 8, 2011

Providence, RI– The Rhode Island Marriage Coalition has unveiled a television ad advocating for the passage of marriage equality legislation in Rhode Island.  The ad begins airing today.

“Today’s roll out is the next step in a broader strategic plan aimed at raising awareness and building the wave of support necessary to achieve a legislative victory this year,” said Martha Holt, Marriage Equality Rhode Island board member. “The message of the commercial, ‘It’s Time,’ reflects a belief shared by a majority of Rhode Islanders – it’s time we live up to our founding principles and make marriage equality the law for all Rhode Islanders.”

Karen Loewy is a board member of MERI and a staff attorney at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which produced the ad for the Coalition.  She said, “It’s time for every Rhode Islander to have access to the marriage protections they need and deserve.”

The 60-second commercial features six Rhode Island couples from a variety of backgrounds discussing the meaning of marriage and why the time has come for the Rhode Island General Assembly to adopt marriage equality legislation.  The ad can be viewed online at either of the following links:




- About MERI -

Marriage Equality Rhode Island is a grassroots organization that works to secure equal marriage rights for allRhode Island couples, regardless of sexual orientation or identity.


- About the Rhode Island Marriage Coalition -

The Rhode Island Marriage Coalition is a group of organizations with a shared dedication to the passage of marriage equality legislation in Rhode Island.  The group is comprised of Marriage Equality RI, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Ocean State Action, MassEquality, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and Lawyers for Equality and Diversity.