Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The passing of Yolanda King, Martin Luther King's family & gay rights

Over at the House Blend, Pam has a good post discussing the passing of Martin Luther King's daughter, Yolanda King, and on the family's conflict over fairness and equality for lesbians and gays.

Martin Luther King Jr. worked with Bayard Rustin, a gay man, on organizing the 1963 March on Washington. Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King supported gay rights, including marriage equality. Yolanda's brother, Martin Luther King III, also supports equality for LGBT people. Unfortunately, their sister, the Rev. Reverend Bernice King, has a much different view.

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