Colin Powell: More Support For Marriage Equality

24 May

More Support for Marriage Equality

In a wonderful surprise yesterday, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he does support Marriage Equality.  Powell now joins a series of African-American leaders who very vocally support marriage equality, including Russell Simmons, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Jay-Z.

Support for Marriage Equality from the African-American community is now at an all time high of 59% according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

It looks as though Republicans are on the WRONG side of history.

7 Responses to “Colin Powell: More Support For Marriage Equality”

  1. nevercontrary May 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    There is a first time for everything. Ok so there is a millionth time for everything.

  2. Didion May 25, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Hey, I hadn’t heard this! This is great news! Statements like this by figures like him — unquestionably powerful and respected — mean a lot to the effort.

    Now, I’d like to see Powell do some serious work on Obama’s behalf for the re-election effort. He was comparatively quiet about it in 2008, but cast a big shadow over McCain’s campaign.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 25, 2012 at 7:14 am #

      Yes, it would be nice to see Powell do some repair work for the damage he is in part responsible for during the W years. I, too, would like to see some real action on his part to support Obama.

  3. Christine Noble May 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    For some Republicans, being on the wrong side of history doesn’t bother them, so long as they are remembered. I am firmly convinced that Newt Gingrich wants to be acknowledged in the history books as villain, because then he at least is in them.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 25, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

      Dear heart makes me so sad, probably because I fear you are so very accurate.

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