Marion Barry: ‘Black Community’ Won’t Stand for Gay Marriage


Refusing to leave well enough alone, crazypants former D.C. mayor and current City Council member Marion Barry declares just because the D.C. Council approved the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages, the fight isn’t over: “All hell is going to break lose. We may have a civil war. The black community is just adamant against this. … What you’ve got to understand is 98 percent of my constituents are black and we don’t have but a handful of openly gay residents. Secondly, at least 70 percent of those who express themselves to me about this are opposed to anything dealing with this issue. The ministers think it is a sin, and I have to be sensitive to that.”

His comments came after a group of anti-gay ministers stormed the council building and “caused such a ruckus that security guards and police had to clear the hallway. The protesters shouted that council members who voted for the bill will face retribution at the polls.”