Our latest news analysis for EBONY is on the front page: "Supreme Court to Take on Same Sex Marriage." University of California - Los Angeles Professor Mignon Moore (left) and her wife Elaine Harley were married in New York last March. They want their marriage to be recognized in California and nationwide. What will the court decide?
"[I'm] concerned given the conservative nature of the court," says University of California – Los Angeles Associate Professor of Sociology Mignon Moore. “But now we have nine states that mandate same-sex marriage and hopefully the court will want to be on the right side of history.”
Moore and her wife Elaine Harley have been together almost 11 years and were married last March in New York. “We want our marriage to be recognized like any other marriage,” says Harley. “Voters should not have that power over someone else’s civil rights.”
Dr. Moore has extensively researched Black same-sex couples and is the author of Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women. “We are in our communities and have always been in our communities. That’s also what these court cases are about—the visibility of families,” she says.
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