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: Newburgh, NY
Occupation: Legal Secretary
“Religiously, I feel like marriage should be between a man and a woman, however if two same-sex people want to get married, why not? Go ahead. I mean, they can be as miserable as the rest of us. I was at a couple of friends’ house recently and found out a couple of my friends were in that type of relationship. One of the girls, I just met and she’s very passionate about it, and she feels like what’s the big deal? They’re not really hurting anyone. And when I heard her explanation and everything, I was like you know what, you’re absolutely right. Whatever you choose, when judgment day comes, that’s between you and your God. That has nothing to do with me.”