Our Work

Working on behalf of all fair-minded Rhode Islanders to make marriage equality a reality in the Ocean State.

our mission

Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) is the only organization in Rhode Island whose mission is solely to achieve LGBTQI equality through policy change. Go »

history of success

Campaign for Marriage Equality was formed in 2003 as a program of the Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights. In 2006 the CFME became MERI the lead organization in the fight for equal marriage in Rhode Island Go »

our path

While the legislative process can be frustrating in the slowness of its forward momentum, RI has achieved legislatively what few other states have. Go »

our plan

Most prospective candidates with statewide electability support are neutral on marriage equality. MERI will work in five main areas to ensure that our next governor will sign a marriage bill into law. Go »