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African-American leaders support marriage equality
May 17, 2004
Five black leaders discuss why they support same-sex marriage.
- “I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation.” — Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
- “Gay and lesbian couples in long-term committed relationships deserve to be able to visit each other in the hospital, share health insurance coverage and get equal pensions and other survivor benefits if one spouse dies.” — Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-IL)
This report also includes a list of key black leaders in politics, religion and Hollywood.
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