News & issues

An Open Letter to the Beloved Community About Kenni Shaw

January 03, 2013

The attack on Mr. Kenni Shaw was a shot heard ‘round the world.

Openly Gay NAACP Civil Rights Pioneer Willis Edwards dies

July 17, 2012

CNN reports that Willis Edwards, the openly gay, openly HIV-positive longtime president of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood branch of the NAACP, died Friday in Mission Hills, according to a spokesperson for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He was 66. The cause of the death was not immediately released.
The Murphys for Marriage Equality

"Same Sex Marriage: Another View"

June 14, 2012

The truth is that it endangers children in our community to discriminate against their families by denying the legal protections of marriage to their parents.

MBFA Hails New Poll

May 24, 2012

Maryland Black Leaders Hail New Poll Showing Growing African American Support for Marriage Equality

Why We Support Marriage Equality

May 09, 2012

African American faith leaders, activists, family and friends speak up and speak out on why they support justice for all.

Obama endorses marriage equality

May 09, 2012

President Obama endorses marriage equality
The Murphys for Marriage Equality

Murphy family profiled in ad for marriage equality

February 16, 2012

“Same-sex couples in our community share our values of commitment and family. They deserve to be protected under the law.” – Murphy family

Marriage Bill Protects Religious Leaders

January 27, 2011

Rev. Larry Brumfield: Same-sex marriage wouldn’t impinge on churches
Governor of Maryland

Governor O'Malley Introduces Marriage Bill

January 25, 2011

Governor O'Malley introduces the Civil Marriage Protection Act