KING CENTER CEO, BERNICE A. KING, STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT’S SAME – SEX MARRIAGE RULING

6/26/2015

"Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples in our nation have the right to marry in all 50 states. It is my sincere prayer that this ruling helps to alleviate violence, in all forms, including physical force, toward our LGBT brothers and sisters; and that the Supreme Court ruling encourages the global community to respect and embrace all LGBT global citizens with dignity and love. In the words of our founder and my mother, Coretta Scott King, 'The Civil Rights Movement that I believe in thrives on unity and inclusion, not division and exclusion.' We are building the Beloved Community with Nonviolence 365 and we reject all forms of hatred, prejudice and bigotry."