Commentary: Plan to pit blacks against gays has failed

02/8/2013 | Washington Post, The

Anti-gay conservatives hoped to drive a wedge between African-Americans and the LGBT movement over the issue of marriage equality, but that effort has failed, writes Dr. Pamela Lightsey, a professor at Boston University School of Theology. Lightsey credits engagement with faith leaders in the black church, activism among younger African-Americans and the leadership of President Barack Obama for an increase in the community’s support of LGBT issues.

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