Religious Leaders in Rhode Island Back Same-Sex Marriages

February 25, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On February 25, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Members of the Rhode Island Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice said at a news conference Tuesday that religious doctrine should not be used to deny rights. The organization, which has about 70 members from six Unitarian Universalist churches in the state, was joined by leaders of Methodist, Episcopal and Reform Jewish congregations. The meeting was held the same day President Bush called for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Religious leaders at the event said that denying same-sex couples marriage rights amounts to 'shameful' discrimination."