Press Releases

Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton Regarding President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

May 09, 2012

May 9, 2012 (New York, NY)–“I salute President Obama’s statement today supporting same-sex marriage. This is an important and historic development for a sitting President to take such a bold, and I feel correct, position.

This is not about mine or anyone’s personal or religious views. It is about equal rights for all. We cannot be selective with civil rights. We must support civil rights for everybody or we don’t support them for anyone.

I am prepared to fight, as I have since 2003 in the faith community, about the rightness of the position that the President has now taken.”