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National Black Justice Coalition Congratulates Niecy Nash on Marriage to Jessica Betts


Washington — In response to the news that Niecy Nash recently married Jessica Betts, the National Black Justice Coalition released the following statement: 

“Love wins — always and in all ways,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). “I’m so happy for Niecy Nash —now officially Mrs. Carol Denise Betts— and her partner Jessica Betts.

“I encourage anyone who has questions about what this means for any boxes in which they may have previously tried to trap Niecy, to lean into celebrating her happiness. 

“This is a reminder that we each deserve joy and the happiness that partnership can bring, and that too often the boxes designed to constrain and conflate aren’t adequate containers for who we are and how we show up in the world. Choose love.”

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.