Word On the Street: Proposition 8
Splashing over headlines in recent news, Proposition 8, an initiative to ban gay marriage in California, has been overturned, now legalizing same sex marriage in the state. Following this controversial decision, we hit the pavement running in NYC and asked Black women out and about their opinions on the issue. Take a look at what they had to say when we asked: Do you still think marriage should be sanctioned only between a man and a woman? Or do you think the African-American community should be more supportive of gay marriage as a civil rights struggle?
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Investment Management
“Well, originally I do respect the standards that God created for us, but the world that we live in and the evolving changes that are taking place -— I think that there is some need to open up to the topic and I think there is a need to open up to the admittance that love is universal between men and women, women and women, and men and men -— I’m not going to deny that. So, I’m open to it, I’m kind of balanced to it, I still have old values, but I’m not totally left field with it.”