• We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say "common struggle" because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everywhere. Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation is surely a fundamental human right in any great democracy, as much as freedom from racial, religious, gender, or ethnic discrimination.

    Coretta Scott King's remarks at Opening Plenary Session of the 13th annual "Creating Change" conference of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2000.