NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage As Civil Right

Source: AP / USA Today

MIAMI – 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.”

“Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law. The NAACP’s support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people” said NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, a strong backer of gay rights.

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  • mojokojo

    Sad day for those in the Civil Rights Movement, which previously stood for Truth, not political expendiency.  

  • Rob

    Now if the Black Church would stop being a tool for oppression we could progress to the next issue…Quick read….

  • joeflyde

    Everyone is NOW falling in line with the POTUS.  Is it because it is expedient or is it believed to be the right position to take?