Mayor Cory Booker speaks about the freedom to marry

In his remarks at the Freedom to Marry reception on January 13, Newark Mayor Cory Booker spoke eloquently about his support for ending marriage discrimination. He quoted Rev. Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. saying, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability.”

As we commemorate, Martin Luther King Day today, remember that the freedom to marry for all committed couples as Mayor Booker says is not inevitable and that it will only come because we’ve joined together and through our words and actions made marriage a reality.

Watch Mayor Booker’s speech:


Before her death, Coretta Scott King, stated her support for LGBT equality including marriage saying,

“Like Martin, I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.”