NAACP passes resolution supporting marriage equality

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, May 19, 2012 16:49 EDT
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NAACP president Ben Jealous by Justin Valas
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced their passing of a resolution favoring same-sex marriage in Miami, Florida Saturday afternoon.

NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous released a statement right after the resolution was official.

“Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law,” Jealous said. “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.”

Earlier this month, the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter President Rev. William Barber supported marriage equality and condemned Amendment One prior to his state passing the controversial legislation.

(Photo credit: Flickr user Justin Valas

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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