Voice for Equality: Coretta Scott King
February 12, 2009Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), wife of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was an active civil rights activist throughout her husband's career and beyond, helping to organize the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and actively advocating civil rights legislation, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She continued to lead the civil rights movement after her husband's 1968 assassination.
In 2004, King called same-sex marriage a "civil rights issue" and denounced a Constitutional amendment which proposed to ban marriage equality. She said, "A Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages."
King was an early advocate for marriage equality and a vocal endorser of the Marriage Resolution, for which Ben nominated her to be a Voice for Equality.
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