During a rally for legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island at the Statehouse Rotunda in downtown Providence, RI on Wednesday afternoon, February 9, 2011, Riverside Congregational United Church of Christ Pastor Rev. Eugene Dyszlewski, left, states that he believes same-sex marriage is God's will and diversity is in our DNA, as a couple who are were guest speakers and celebrating their 10th anniversary Annie Cronin, center, and Melanie Silva, both of West Warwick, applaud. Cronin in her speech stated "1400 is the number of state and federal benefits which gay couples are denied, because they aren't married". Butch Adams/The Times.
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