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Response to ruggerson (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:00 PM

5. Coalition building.

Here in New Jersey, the Assembly's vote in support of marriage equality was primarily lead by the African-American leadership. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (Prime Sponsor), Troy Singleton (Prime Sponsor), Bonnie Watson Coleman, Nancy Munoz, Mila Jasey (Prime Sponsor), Ruben Ramos (Prime Sponsor) and many other Assembly members of color spoke out in support, one was even a deaconess in her church who spoke about her struggle with this issue.

There are too many videos to post right now, but here's the link to the Democratic Assembly's page if you are interested:

http://www.youtube.com/user/NJAssemblyDems

But who vetoed the legislation? A straight, Catholic, white man. I think what's important about the NOM memo that was uncovered is that we see, once again, that most of the anti-gay leadership and funding comes from the white community.

The invisibility of American LGBT people of color isn't something unique to the non-white, faith-based community. But that is something we can discuss in another post.

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