Dec 8, 2010

The Reverend Jesse Jackson: Gays and Lesbians are "America's newest second-class citizens".

The Rev Jesse Jackson has called for California’s ban on gay marriage to be struck down.

The Baptist minister and civil rights activist spoke at a gathering outside the San Francisco appeals court where the latest hearings on the ban are taking place.

Rev Jackson has previously opposed Proposition 8 but stopped short of supporting gay marriage.

But in a speech on Monday, he said: “Marriage is based on love and commitment – not on sexual orientation. I support the right for any person to marry the person of their choosing.”
The gathering outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse was organised by Marriage Equality USA. HERE

· Thanks to The Reverend Jesse Jackson
· Thanks to Marriage Equality

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