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NAACP backs same-sex marriage as civil right



Published: Sat, May 19, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m.

MIAMI (AP) — The NAACP passed a resolution Saturday endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts "to codify discrimination or hatred into the law."

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's board voted at a leadership retreat in Miami to back a resolution supporting marriage equality, calling the position consistent with the equal-protection provision of the U.S. Constitution.

"The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people," Board Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement. "We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law."

Same-sex marriage is legal in six states and the District of Columbia, but 31 states have passed amendments to ban it.

The NAACP vote came about two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage, setting off a flurry of political activity in a number of states. Obama's announcement followed Vice President Joe Biden's declaration in a television interview that he was "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples marrying.


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1Ytownnative(1065 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Of course they did

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2VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Bad move. Everyone seems to want to come out of the closet now and this is encouraging an un-natural lifestyle, which is sending mixed messages to our children.

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3DAWABBIT(30 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This very bold move was necessary to help cut down on those one parent households.

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