ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Finding New Answers to Why Black Lesbians Marry

 
Siobhan Brooks

Siobhan Brooks, co-chair and associate professor of African American studies

Siobhan Brooks, co-chair and associate professor of African American studies, has found in her research that “black lesbian and bisexual women primarily view marriage as giving them community recognition as group members,” she said.  "Many black lesbians are fighting for racial community recognition, not state-sanctioned rights.”

After the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all states, Brooks thought it was important to exolore the topic of marrige from a demographic that historically has been excluded from it, both as gay and black. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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