Aisha Quoted in CAP Piece on Obama and Marriage Equality

In “Race and Beyond: President Obama Can Come Out on Gay Marriage,” Sam Fullwood III talks about the weight of same-sex marriage with voters of color. He looked to Aisha for wisdom:

Or as another of my colleagues Aisha Moodie-Mills, an advisor for CAP’s LGBT Progress team, says, “It’s really quite ridiculous to believe that black folks would stay home and not vote for the first black president over gay marriage. It’s just ludicrous! No megachurch pastor, as bigoted as he may be, has the power to persuade a whole congregation of black folks to turn against this president.”

Indeed, an earlier Washington Post article suggests just that. Black voters may not have much enthusiasm for marriage equality but President Obama’s views on the subject don’t shake African American support for him. “The president has overwhelming support from the black church because people are looking at the bigger picture,” civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery told The Post last year. “He will not be hurt by one issue.”

Read the full article at the Center for American Progress.