This civil rights hero and ally – the chairman emeritus of the NAACP – so effortlessly states the obvious: discrimination is wrong. As we await the rulings on the same-sex marriage cases before SCOTUS — Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage known as Prop 8, and United States v. Windsor, the challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Julian Bond’s op-ed is a reminder of how absurd, hypocritical and weak the anti-equality side is. It clings to a particular religious point of view to justify institutionalized discrimination. We’ve been there before, and they have short memories.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday June 13, 2013 12:48 pm|
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday November 1, 2011 1:45 pm|
A campaign seeking to open up a dialogue about marriage equality launches with videos featuring prominent black allies. This one starts with civil rights leader, Julian Bond. Will it reach some black voters that are on the fence about the issue?
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday October 6, 2011 1:10 pm|
On a day overshadowed by the coverage of the passing of Steve Jobs, we also lost a civil rights leader who literally took body blows for racial equality. The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a contemporary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rep. John Lewis and others who put their lives on the line, died at 89.