Legislation to legalize same-sex marriage may be moving ahead soon in the District. But a preliminary debate about gay marriages performed in other states is igniting a firestorm of protests — including from within our region’s African-American community. We explore the cultural and generational views at play as this community negotiates the debate about gay rights.


  • Marion Barry D.C. Council Member (D-Ward 8); Chairman, Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs; former Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • Rev. Carlton Veazey Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church; President, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Jeffrey D. Richardson President and CEO, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
  • Harry Jackson Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church, Beltsville, Md.
  • Sophia Nelson Editor-in-Chief, PoliticalIntersection.com; contributor, The Huffington Post, TheRoot.com; Attorney; President I-ASK Inc.
  • Kwabena "Rainey" Cheeks Bishop, Inner Light Ministries

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