Rev. Jesse Jackson Asks Voters to Support Marriage Equality

The Root
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September 14, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who said in a recent interview that he would perform a same-sex wedding ceremony if a gay or lesbian couple asked him to do so, is urging Maryland voters to adopt his view of gay rights as civil rights by voting in favor of a ballot measure that would provide for marriage equality in the state. Although the legislature passed a bill that Gov. Martin O'Malley signed, voters will decide the issue in November. Jackson seems to be targeting the state's large African-American community with his remarks.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, again, is lending his support and voice to advancing policy to grant all LGBT communities full marriage equality.