National Bar Association (NBA) is the nation's oldest and largest association of African-American lawyers and judges. The organization’s constitution states that its objective is to “promote legislation that will improve the economic condition of all American citizens regardless of race, sex, or creed.” Despite its mission to “protect civil and political rights of the citizens and the residents of the United States,” the National Bar Association overwhelmingly defeated a measure that would include LGBT-specific nondiscrimination language in its constitution in a vote of 36-120.
But has the NBA turned it's back on Black LGBT lawyers? Kimberly McLeod, at EBONY.com, shares the stories of LGBT lawyers, including Kylar Broadus, and their allies in this fight for equality.
"During the first quarter of the 20th century, twelve African-American
pioneers with a mutual interest in, and dedication to justice and the
civil rights of all, helped structure the struggle of the
African-American race in America." (From NBA Perspective)
Justice for all means just that, all? So what happened?