Let's continue to keep Coretta Scott King and family in our prayers and thoughts, as she recovers from recent health issues. And while we're doing that, let's not forget the great deal of support she has given to the gay community... the black, gay community and related civil rights issues.
A lot of us will be in her town, Atlanta, next week. And we'll be at gatherings that might not be possible without the support and foundations laid by people like her, her husband Dr. Martin Luther King, supporter Bayard Rustin, and others who put their lives and reputations on the line for equality for all...
From 365Gay.com News Center:
In March 2004 King in a speech at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey affirmed her belief that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.
"Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union," King said.
"A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages."
She has frequently denounced other black leaders who support amending the Constitution.
King has frequently said that her late husband also supported gay rights and saw it as a civil rights issue.
Last December she distanced herself from an Atlanta march organized by a prominent local black preacher who said Martin Luther King would have opposed gay marriage. King's daughter, Bernice King, attended the rally - speaking out against gays and same-sex marriage.
Let's not forget...