Last year, Rhode Island had passed civil unions whereas everyone wanted marriage equality. As a result civil unions do not have had success, we saw besides that only 9 couples had registered in the first month which had followed the passage of the law.
This new poll of WPRI-TV is important because advocates for marriage equality want to push a bill next year and thus this poll, whose results show that 56% support marriage equality and 36% are opposed, is a good news.
Marriage Equality Rhode Island campaign director Ray Sullivan said in a statement "this poll affirms the growing momentum we've seen in Rhode Island for marriage equality over the last two years and sends a clear signal that a majority of voters believe all families should be recognized, respected and treated equally under the law.
"Every day more Rhode Islanders are raising a voice in support of marriage equality and this poll should serve as a wakeup call to those politicians who continue to oppose equal rights," he added.
"We look forward to working with legislators from both sides of the aisle when the General Assembly returns in January to finally make Rhode Island a state that honors the commitments and values the worth of all families."