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Posted on 05/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
NAACP backs gay marriage
By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/19/12 5:35 PM EDT
CAMP DAVID The board of the NAACP, one of the nations oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obamas public endorsement of same-sex unions.
The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people, board chair Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement following passage of the resolution on Saturday. We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law.
The chairman emeritus, Julian Bond, had already pledged his support earlier this week as part of a coalition of black leaders trying to tamp down speculation that Obamas support of gay marriage would divide the black community.
The resolution and statement Saturday specifically noted that the group supports civil marriage for same sex couples, while respecting religious freedom -- something the president also mentioned when announcing his stance.
Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous said in the statement. The NAACPs support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people.
The group has taken public stances against discrimination based on sexual orientation in the past. The NAACP opposed Proposition 8 in California, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and more recently, Amendment 1 in North Carolina.
Here is the full resolution released Saturday:
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
They’ll back anything that pisses off conservative Americans. It’s the commie way!
"NAACP owns up to 'downlow' lifestyle in its community."
So, has counterfeit marriage become an official plank in the DemoCrap platform yet? What’s keeping them?
How do they feel about NAMBLA?
Time to change the name to NAAFP (National Association of Fabulous People).
Of course they support it ... Obama does. If a right-wing whitey was in office and supported gay marriage, they’d be against it.
I think the NAACP knows that Obama is politically in a place akin to him putting a knife to his own throat and yelling....”Re-elect me...or the OBAMA slits it!!!!”.
Can we start a NAACCP????
The C’s being “Color Challenged”. This, considering, the most recent birth rate data on us Color Challenged.
Those are just pets for the deviants; I’m surprised blacks allow this (I thought they had really come out against ANY whites adopting blacks).
Avowed racists also root for the destruction of America. I’m not shocked.
Whats about SODOM not to like?. -NAACP..
NAACP.....The Tools of Black Racism.
This is very risky .. the Democrats are ignoring a large portion of their constituency. Blacks are some of the most opposed to same-sex marriage and the NAACP is taking a big organizational risk here. After then come Hispanics .. then comes whites and Asians. And I suspect blacks and hispanics are more religious than white folks. This could backfire bigtime.
No surprises from the NAA L CP. Barry’s position is just SO weasel-ly. He favors gay marriage, but is against a Federal law for it, and favors the states making up their own laws for it, knowing full well that so far in each of the states it has been on the ballot (I think we’re up to 38) it has been roundly defeated. WHAT WEASEL!
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