Something I have wondered for a while now.
What are African American views surrounding LGBT rights?
I know I did hear a while back that they are less likely to support same sex marriage. But this was a while back. And let’s face it, few people did back then. Even Hillary Clinton didn’t (she supported gay unions at first–I digress).
So that doesn’t tell you everything.
I know African Americans are more likely to be religious. But as I may have said before, religion seems to have a positive effect in their lives. It makes them more caring and compassionate. So I guess that doesn’t prove or establish anything either.
Also, it may depend where you are. I live in Detroit. And African Americans in the actual city limits seem to be less likely to support gay rights. But let’s face it, they also typically have better things to worry about anyways. In the suburbs of Detroit, it might be a different story. I at least have found more acceptance in the suburbs, I think.
Also, I have ask this next one. About 20 years ago, Cleveland, OH had a vote on an amendment to the city charter that would outlaw any gay rights provisions. And it passed. I know from what I have heard, Cleveland city politics is dominated by the Democrats. So what role did the African American population play in the passage of this clearly homophobic charter amendment? I just had to ask.
Thank you in advance to all who reply:).