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: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Executive Assistant
“I think we should be more supportive. I mean the world is made up of all kinds of people, all walks of life, all religions, and I think people should have freedom of expression and love whomever they please. I think love is the bottom line. If the person you love makes you happy and adds to your life and makes you a better person which in turn adds to the world, I say sure.”