February 13, 2004

Gay Marriage & African Americans

[ Audio links to the recent Tavis Smiley shows devoted to Marriage Equality via Karsh, who I am glad to see blogging on a regular basis because he has intelligent and witty things to say ] :

Feb. 10, 2004 | NPR : Gay Marriage and African Americans, Part 1

The Tavis Smiley Show kicks off a three-part series on gay marriage and the African-American community. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts legislature votes on an amendment to ban same-sex marriages in that state. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to civil rights activist Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy about the issues that inevitably arise when constitutional amendments are at stake. Also weighing in is New York Daily News editor Jonathan Capehart *.

Feb. 11, 2004 | NPR : Gay Marriage and African Americans, Part 2

Today Massachusetts legislators debate whether to amend their state's constitution to ban same-sex marriages. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to Jasmyne Cannick with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and Keith Boykin, a long-time gay rights activist and president of the National Black Justice Coalition.

Feb. 12, 2004 | NPR : Gay Marriage and African Americans, Part 3

Civil unions, gay marriage or a ban on same-sex matrimony -- the Massachusetts legislature has debated them all this week as part of a special session. We conclude a three-part series on African-American attitudes toward homosexuality with a conversation with two young people about generational differences within the black community. We hear from Janelle Hannah, former student body president at Jackson State University, and Larry D. Lyons, a 22-year old Rutgers graduate and gay man.

Posted by ronn at February 13, 2004 09:56 PM