Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has written and Op-Ed in the New York Times titled Why I Am Signing Marriage Equality Into Law. I hope you will take the time to read this in its entirety. Just about any portion of this piece is meaningful:
A historic realignment is happening all around us, as Americans from all
walks of life realize that this is the right thing to do. It is
occurring both inside and outside of politics, through conversations at
the office and over kitchen tables, and at different speeds in different
parts of the country. But once the people have spoken, politics should
do its part to make the change efficient and constructive.
Much of the argument for and against gay marriage has revolved around
the morality of the issue. Each side feels intensely that its position
is more righteous than the other side’s. I personally feel that Rhode
Island is a better state, and America is a better country, when we are
as inclusive as possible.