Dreams of Equality

Coretta Scott King

"I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' "Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in ... See the Rest

Marriage, Love, And Bigotry

Keith Bardwell, a Louisiana justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple because he feels such marriages don’t last long and out of concern that they might have children. "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on ... See the Rest

Waking The Dead

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a 50-year-old civil rights organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wants to fire the president of its Los Angeles chapter over his support of marriage equality in California. The SCLC has threatened Reverend Eric Lee with dismissal for speaking out against Prop 8. Lee believed that despite ... See the Rest