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Blacks and Gay Marriage

Why President Obama Still Says No to Gay Marriage

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It's wrong to think that President Obama opposes same sex marriage out of narrow religious belief, conservative family upbringing, or a racial herd mentality that is unyielding on the traditional defense of family values. But certainly these things are not without influence.

In Their Own Words: From Rangel to Sharpton, High-Profile Black Americans Weigh in on LGBT Rights

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

You may recall Prop. 8 emerged as a source of tension between some members of the LGBT and black communities. I asked these leaders what they think can be done to eradicate homophobia in the black community and elsewhere.

A Way Forward on Marriage Equality

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The gay rights movement needs to strengthen its ties with the black community. To do so, it should be wary of claiming that marriage equality is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.

Black Blindness on Proposition 8

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Black support for the Calif. anti-gay-marriage proposition is higher than support among any other ethnic group, which is ironic, considering that precedence in the case is the end of the ban on interracial marriage.