"Marriage Day at the Aldrich Mansion"

From: paul r.
Sent on: Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:13 AM
Hello all,

(I know many of the recipients of this may not be in the RI/MA area, but if
you know of anyone who is and may be interested in attending and showing
their support for us, please forward this to them.)

The National Organization of Marriage (N.O.M.) is holding a "Marriage Day"
At Aldrich Mansion in Warwick RI on Sunday August[masked] (that's this
coming Sunday!). Here:
http://www.nomri....­
_Aldrich_Mansion.htm­

As you may or may not know NOM is a conservative organization dedicated to
defining marriage as between a man and a woman. 

In the eyes of the GLBT community (and many other secular groups), marriage
should be defined as something more: a legally binding commitment between
two loving adults, regardless of their gender, both as an expression of
their love for each other and their mutual legal protection and benefit.

In order to protest NOM's stance, there will be a small group of humanists
attending the NOM event to stage a protest outside the property of Aldrich
Mansion. Later on, some of us may choose to go inside the event to
PEACEFULLY, RESPECTFULLY AND COURTEOUSLY partake in the wedding renewal
ceremony. We want to make our presence known, but we do not want to give
them a legitimate reason to throw us out. Marriage Equality Rhode Island
(M.E.R.I.) will also be there - this protest is separate and apart from
MERI's protest.

We have only 3 days to organize this.

WHO: 		Any supportive GLBT or supportive straight persons are
invited to join us in the protest. 
WHO ELSE: 	Any supportive GLBT married couples or straight married
couples (or even single people!) are invited to join us as, later on, we
enter the NOM Event at Aldrich Mansion. Basically if you are breathing and
supportive of same-sex marriage, we invite you to join us!

TIME: 		We will meet at 1:00pm
WHERE: 	We will be meeting at the Staples plaza at the intersection of
Airport and Post roads
                       (There is a Bickford's and a Staples in the plaza)

We will be making up signs/placards at the Bickford's/Staples Plaza to
display to people attending the event.
 
WHAT TO BRING: 

*	Weather appropriate clothing, sun screen, bug repellent, bag lunch,
water, etc.
*	If you wish, you may bring your own signs - as long as they are
appropriate.
*	If you have children, you may bring them if you deem it appropriate
- we leave that up to you

LINKS:
Bickford's @ Intersection of Post & Airport Rds:
http://maps.googl...­
[masked]fd16bcf780ce­f46&t=h&z=19­
Bickford's: 1802 Post Rd, Warwick, RI[masked]

FOR MOR INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL: [address removed]



THANK YOU!

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Paul Ruggeri 
[address removed] 
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