Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King: Welcome Her Home With Joy

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But, Lord, we'll miss her here. Freedom fighting was Mrs. King's passion and great gift, one of many. Afraid of nothing, she embodied grace and dignity in spite of life-threatening opposition.

From Canadians for Equal Marriage:

"For many years now, I have been an outspoken supporter of civil and human rights for gay and lesbian people," King said at the 25th Anniversary Luncheon for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.... "Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in Albany, Ga. and St. Augustine, Fla., and many other campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement," she said. "Many of these courageous men and women were fighting for my freedom at a time when they could find few voices for their own, and I salute their contributions."

Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1998, sec.2, p.4.

Coretta Scott King boldly argued for civil marriage rights, even full marriage rights, for families like mine. She didn't make reticent concessions behind closed doors, but stood on podiums across America, over and over again plainly arguing for the freedom of all. She set a fearless example for us to follow.


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