What's with African American opposition to gay marriage in Maryland? (WashingtonPost)
Now that the Maryland state Senate has passed a marriage equality bill, the action shifts to the House of Delegates where support for and against the measure is almost evenly split. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, African American churches and lawmakers are figuring prominently in the opposition. And they are doing so with outdated and backward arguments that put them in the role of latter-day George Wallaces blocking the doors of marriage to committed gay and lesbian couples.
In his blog on the Maryland state senate debate of the bill, The Post's John Wagner wrote:
Sen. Joanne Benson (D-Prince George's) recalled her late father, a minister and "civil rights warrior," in explaining her intention to vote against the bill. Benson said she watched her father marry many people in their home and that she believes marriage should be reserved for people who can have children. "Two people of the same sex cannot produce children," Benson said.
Complete article at The Washington Post : http://wapo.st/eUWUoz