02/21/2013 12:27 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Black Voices Speak Out In Support Of Same-Sex Couples

February is Black History Month, a time for us to reflect on the accomplishments and achievements of black people across the country and observe important events and figures that shaped our country and our world to where we are today.

Contemporary black voices are making history every day by raising their voices proudly in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. From politicians to pop stars to athletes, people are speaking out in support and moving marriage forward each and every day. When we look back in history, we will remember these public figures as people who stood on the Right Side of History and led public opinion with their support.