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NAACP Comes Out For Gay Marriage

By Charlotte Robinson, May 21, 2012
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors is following the lead of President Obama & California Conference of the NAACP President Alice Huffman in confirming support for marriage equality. Brian Silva, Marriage Equality USA Executive Director, stated, “The NAACP has been a long-time ally in the fight for marriage equality. Saturday's vote cements the bond of our common struggle to insure that all Americans are treated equally. We thank our friends at the NAACP for their action today.” In their resolution the NAACP Board affirmed, “…the NAACP has opposed & will continue to oppose any national, state, local policy or legislative initiative that seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to remove the Constitutional rights of LGBT citizens.” The NAACP Board was unequivocal in the announcement released Saturday, with President & CEO Ben Jealous declaring, “Civil marriage is a civil right & a matter of civil law. The NAACP’s support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution & equal protection of all people.”
So this is good news for our LGBT people & an interesting turn of events for Sunday’s bully pulpits. Updates to Come…:)

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