A local LGBT leader and a former candidate for the North Carolina Senate...
N.C.-native clergy speaks out for gay marriage
Updated: January 7, 2010 at 8:45 am
I am so proud to know that Erin Williams is giving the LGBT community a big shout with his support of the gay marriage initiative in New Jersey. It’s folks like him that keep me optimistic for this sweeping the nation.
Williams recently wrote on PFLAG’s national blog about his experiences growing up in North Carolina:
I am a 76 year old racial, “Segregation Survivor”. When I was born in North Carolina, I was born amidst a legislative, historical and cultural environment that believed that my race that I had nothing to do with, justified my second class and segregated status. The New Jesey Legislature has the opportunity to eliminate second class and segregregated (sic) status for persons whose sexual orientation from birth is same-gender loving.
Way to go!
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About the author: Lainey Millen is QNotes' special assignments writer, N.C. News columnist and production director. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 704-531-9988, x205.