|NAACP Passes Resolution|
NAACP Passes Resolution in Support of Marriage Equality
May 19, 2012
Decision Affirms Opposition to Government Efforts to Codify Discrimination
(Miami, Florida) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People today released a resolution supporting marriage equality. At a meeting of
the 103-year old civil rights group’s board of directors, the organization voted
to support marriage equality as a continuation of its historic commitment to
equal protection under the law.
The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the “political, educational, social and economic equality” of all people. Therefore, the NAACP has opposed and 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. We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Further, we strongly affirm the religious freedoms of all people as protected by the First Amendment.
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