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Thursday, November 09, 2006

National Black Justice Coalition,
Equality Maryland & Marylanders of Color Release a Groundbreaking Report


"Jumping The Broom:
A Black Perspective on Same Sex Marriage"


WASHINGTON, November 2006 — The National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s only civil rights organization for Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people recently partnered with Marylanders of Color, an initiative of Equality Maryland, to produce Jumping The Broom: A Black Perspective on Same Sex Marriage. The booklet directly addresses the issue of whether or not marriage for same gender loving couples is a civil rights issue. It was produced to initiate dialogue in Black churches, fraternal organizations, media outlets, and among Black political, civic and community leaders.

“Jumping the Broom gives voice to the thousands of Black same sex couples who are in love and have committed to spending their lives together, sharing life’s blessings and burdens,” said H. Alexander Robinson, NBJC’s Executive Director and CEO. “Their message: this is America, the land of freedom, and denying gay and lesbian couples the right to go to city hall and get a marriage license is discrimination and it’s wrong.”

Jumping the Broom highlights some noteworthy statistics, refutes some commonly held misconceptions, and dispels the misinformation about the implications of ending discrimination in marriage...

Continue via NBJC? Download the report?(.pdf)

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