For the First Time Ever, Most Americans Back Gay Marriage

A milestone was reached for gay rights last week when a new survey from ABC and the Washington Post announced that more than half of Americans (53% to be exact) say that gay men and women should be allowed to legally marry.

This is the first time the percentage has broken 50% in the nearly 10 years of surveys. In 2004, that number was only 32%, so we have come a long way in gaining mainstream acceptance.

Additionally, majority support for same-sex marriage is no longer exclusive to people in their 20s. 65% of people in their 30s approve of same-sex marriage (up 23% since 2005), and 52% of people in their 40s (up 17%) agree with equal marriage rights.

Unfortunately, these numbers will not make much of a difference for Republicans because the people that are against equality are really against it, and we all know that people who are really against something make a pretty good base of political support. But for all of you Republicans that will continue to discriminate against the LGBT community for your own political gain, being on the wrong side of history is never fun. Just ask the Nazis or the KKK.


From Gay Agenda: D.C.’s Anti-Gay Leaders Step Up Efforts

The following post is taken directly from James Hipps at Gay Agenda

“According to the Washington Post:

‘Opponents of gay marriage filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court yesterday hoping to force a referendum on whether to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

The civil suit against the District’s Board of Elections and Ethics asks Judge Judith E. Retchin to overturn an election board ruling Monday that blocked a proposal to put the issue before the voters. Citing a District election law prohibiting votes on matters covered under the 1977 Human Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination against gay men, lesbians and other minority groups, the board said that a referendum would “authorize discrimination.’

The article continues with:

‘We are not going to sit by and allow an unelected board of bureaucrats to deny voters their rightful say on this issue and, by their action, allow the institution of marriage and the entire structure of our society to be radically redefined,” said Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville and one of seven District residents who are plaintiffs in the suit.’

So, here you have it, seven D.C. residents, all “Christian” leaders, fighting equality.  I will also bring up the point, these are Black men.  Very ironic, yet somehow not too surprising, especially after these same men have built a coalition with former Mayor Marion Barry, who we all know had his bout with drugs and prostitutes.

I guess it just goes to show, people are selfish when it comes to rights in the respect who should have them and who should not.

One thing I’d be very curious to know…I wonder when the last time Bishop Harry Jackson had a white, Asian or Hispanic person sit down for a meal in his home?  I wonder if the Bishop Jackson knows about the rate of Black on Black crime in D.C.?  I wonder how many Black men who attend Bishop Jackson’s church have spread communicable diseases because they are on the DL?  I wonder why it’s still taboo to be gay in D.C.’s black community? I wonder if Bishop Jackson knows anyone who is gay?  Do you get my point?”