To the Editor:
I believe this is the civil rights issue of our time.
All of us should be able to marry whomever we love and enjoy the same legal rights and protections. This legislation has the support of a clear majority of Rhode Islanders. It will help create an environment of tolerance and lessen the chances of bullying directed at children of same-sex couples. In no way does such legislation threaten my 41-year marriage. When we support and strengthen these families, we support and strengthen all families. The time is now.