great discussion of same-sex marriage

Jessie over at Racism Review put up an excellent post a few days ago, that has blossomed into a really interesting conversation about sexuality, activism and religion in the wake of the passage of Proposition 8 in California. Jessie’s post, responding to claims that the black vote was the deciding factor, made some strong arguments about the lack of sustained efforts to diversify the lesbian and gay movement and the role of religion in all of this. Check it out.

One thought on “great discussion of same-sex marriage”

  1. Wow, it’s worse than I thought. The “Yes” campaign got a lot of help from Obama (and McCain), and it was beyond what could be overcome. Both openly opposed same sex marriage. Protest won’t resolve anything, and may well hurt any future political efforts and coalition building. African Americans were no different than whites on same sex marriage 20 years ago. Whites liberalized, African Americans didn’t–even after controlling for religion. Other ethnic groups are also more opposed to SSM than whites, and California has more Asians and Hispanics than African Americans. The solution is judicial, and should work through religious groups which already sanction same sex marriage.


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