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In this exclusive opinion piece, noted Baltimore-based minister Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant responds to President Obama’s recent declaration of support for same-sex marriages. ———— The African American community has beamed with tremendous pride at the work of the first Black President, Barack Obama, in his first term: Bringing the troops home; creating jobs.; doubling the […]

Via: FoxBaltimore.com Governor Martin  O’Malley has signed a measure to join seven other states including Washington D.C. in legalizing gay marriage. The bill was signed on Thursday and it set to take effect in January of 2013. There are several groups opposing the states decision and are expected to petition the law to a referendum […]

Would President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign benefit from him supporting gay marriage, TheRoot asks. SEE ALSO: Top Ten Myths About 2012 Obama is arguably the most gay friendly president in U.S. history. His repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and passage of a federal law that further extends protections of LGBT people firmly solidifies his […]

The Human Rights Campaign has launched a campaign featuring prominent African Americans in support of same sex marriage. NAACP head Julian Bond, comedian Mo’Nique, and Newark Mayor Corey Booker have all made video testimonials supporting gay marriage. Also read: Bistro Chez Lucienne: French in the Heart of Harlem Also read: Ex-Cop To Be Sentenced For […]

Maryland– With the introduction of a marriage equality bill in Maryland, LGBT activists are increasingly optimistic about the prospect of nuptials for same-sex couples to in the Free State. And one of the state’s leading black organizations continues to rally support for the issue.

WASHINGTON– Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the country is evolving on the issue of gay marriage and he thinks it’s inevitable there will be national consensus. He said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” the same thing is happening with the issue of marriage that happened with gays’ service in the military. Changes in […]

A dramatic new chapter in the legal fight over Proposition 8 opens today, with debate over the purpose of marriage, the power of social convention and the rights of gay individuals televised live from federal court for the first time.

The Root is reporting that the NAACP and its President, Ben Jealous are reaching out to Gay Rights groups. On Sept. 22, Benjamin T. Jealous, the charismatic head of the NAACP, made history. On that Wednesday, Jealous spoke at Manhattan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in Greenwich Village to promote the upcoming One […]

SAN FRANCISCO — The federal judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban ruled Thursday that gay marriages can resume starting Aug. 18.

There were bitter foes in Bush v. Gore, but neither Ted Olson nor David Boies hesitated at the chance to work together on overturning Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Olson didn’t like government meddling in people’s private lives, and Boies had a long background with civil-rights litigation in the South that he […]