Wanda Sykes: Proud of Obama and NAACP Stand on Marriage Equality

At last night’s L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s “An Evening with Women,” comedian/actress/married lesbian with kids Wanda Sykes spoke thoughtfully about Obama and the NAACP’s stance on marriage equality. And had some very wise words about marriage, and why atheists get married.

I’m so proud of him [Obama]. I knew he would get there. But I believe it’s earnest and I’m just so proud because I flash back to this time four years ago and watching the vice presidential and presidential debates and when the topic of same sex marriage comes up, it was almost like they laughed…I still voted for him because it was what I thought was best for the country and I just hope people who are – have a problem with him coming out for same sex marriage that they will still go with their instinct of what’s good for the country.

Sykes was super enthusiastic regarding the NAACP’s support of marriage equality:

I’m so proud of the NAACP! I mean – this is huge! Really is huge because the NAACP, their roots are so instilled in the church. That’s where their meetings and all of that are held, in churches. So to come out and support same sex marriage – I’m so  thrilled that they have gotten past the point that it’s not about religion, it’s about rights.

And the she pointed out a very important fact:

Marriage really doesn’t have anything to do with religion. That’s why atheists get married. It’s about all the rights that comes along with it. So I’m very proud of the NAACP right now and I think I’m going to join! Maybe I’ll up my membership now.

Karen Ocamb’s column LGBTPOV has the full interview on video from Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges of Traipsing Thru Films.

5 Responses to "Wanda Sykes: Proud of Obama and NAACP Stand on Marriage Equality"
holygenes | Sunday May 20, 2012 07:41 pm 1

This pertains the original basis of demonization for the sake of associating foes with the demonized and use of division for
the sake of ulterior motives.

It’s indistinguishable, where g are a capital status crime, from the calls to exterminate J’s.


That those who engage in the demonization have been likeliest carriers of the gy gene is proof,
on top of this, of the genetic, apart from the developmental, incidence.


Hitler was famously feminine, JFK’s killers substantially gay fascists, many / most religious right
gay bashers ultimately proved gay themselves, or, their kid(s) come out. The ultimate gradient and
proof: virtually all murderers of gays and persons wrongly presumed gay have proven being gay.
What’s this guy?

So a history, a genetic science, and a morality prove each other simultaneously, and it is mathematical across event streams and meta-experimental where the East is identical but for the
transference. And all manner of indicia identify this “Government by Transference” as the operative proof.

It’s been a source of not simply the transference defining monopoly protected by fear and pacification (including those standing in as the American basij in the Tea Party,) but of the arrogance.

How sad.

It’s division that has bought student sharecropper-hood and monopolies and war.

It’s division that murdered Ghandi.

It’s transference-tainted families (the ones with the hypocritical gays attacking gays and making a world afraid of being demonized,) not married gays, that are a world’s evil. One can easily imagine the hypocrites being the ones thought by many foreseen. I’m guessing they really want understanding, forgiveness and love now instead.

But if transference, fear mastered and transferred, and if it’s then the person in the street fearing the person resembling the obnoxious prior (which defines transference for him / her at that point,) is proposed ended by one who would today otherwise make this


(Is Ronnie Kovic being demonized as a “communist” and Nixon co-opting “divide and conquer.”)

illegal (!,) is the purpose then to end transference, or is it to see its triumph?

(same story, same reply as last from me; but, this time, w/o
the stuff as to how the process of demonization understood because it was receive, how it was transferred to everyone else, how it process self-produced, how it was the basis of division for the sake of judging to control to scapegoat to offer a target for blame instead of the that being the self-serving demagogue puppet-master go started (though folks know how to find my thoughts on that))

donbacon | Sunday May 20, 2012 10:08 pm 2

Both religion and government have found it mutually profitable to claim control of life’s important stages: birth, marriage and death. That doesn’t mean that people have to accept it.

tanbark | Monday May 21, 2012 04:51 am 3

Wait a minute; Wanda’s “proud of Obama” because, after refusing, for almost 3-and-half-years of his presidency, to unequivocally the right of Gays to marry, he gets dragooned into doing it, first, by his own vice-president, and then following the complete ass-whipping that Gay people and progressives in general, took in North Carolina, a much-deserved firestorm starts to breaks on his and the democrats heads, he finally says it’s okay, except for the fact that it comes under the same “states rights” category as equality for black people?

She’s PROUD of him for that?

How strange. After a lifetime of support for progressive causes, I’m ashamed of him.

If ever there was a president who was dragged, kicking and screaming, into doing the right thing, it was Barack Obama when he “came out” 24 hours after we got the livlng shit kicked out of us.

Praising him for doing that?

“The beatings will continue until morale improves…”

That’s what Wanda and the rest of the mouse-circus cheerleaders are supporting.

Bro Tom | Monday May 21, 2012 05:52 am 4
In response to tanbark @ 3

This is a small lens reply, but I think has a larger ring to it.

I have mentioned before that I love Michelle Martin’s “Tell Me More” on NPR. I don’t think she’d deny that her political effort is to present a centrist/balanced/informed viewpoint.
In recent episodes she’s had Black clergy guests with less-than-Progressive views. But her regular participants (eg Friday’s barbershop segment)have been consistent with Ben Jealous as well as understanding/sympathetic with Obama’s defense of “evolvement”. These are spokespersons who are normally critical yet give benefit of doubt to Obama, much like Smiley and West.

My conclusive take, to be optimistic, is that the far right will not get their fucked up version of Christianity to stick in the Black community.

Phoenix Woman | Monday May 21, 2012 08:29 am 5
In response to Bro Tom @ 4


The black community is firmly behind President Obama. Period. Nothing anyone says — especially anyone who is seen as a typical white lefty blissfully unaware of his or her own privilege — will make a dent in that.

When Joe Biden went ahead with his “gaffe”, he forced Obama’s hand — and a pity he didn’t do it earlier so Obama could have given a boost to the anti-Amendment-One efforts in North Carolina (it still likely would have won, but the pro-hate forces wouldn’t have been the only ones to be hyper-mobilized and enthusiastic) — and that forced the NAACP’s hand.

While Obama’s move came too late to affect North Carolina, it looks like it may have tipped the scales in Minnesota — and in a good way.

Back in February, the anti-equality amendment being pushed in Minnesota would have been perilously close to passing, had the vote been held then:


Now, Obama’s backing of marriage equality seems to have tipped
things a bit more in equality’s favor:


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