Skip to comments.NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage [An Obama, NARAL, GLBT Affiliate?]
Posted on 05/19/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by Steelfish
NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Peter Wallsten 05/19/2012
The NAACPs board of directors voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage rights adding the influential voice of the countrys leading black civil rights organization to a debate that has divided the African-American community.
The decision has political implications for President Obama, who needs an enthusiastic turnout from black voters to help him win reelection in November but angered some African-American church pastors with his announcement this month that he believes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.
The NAACP now presents itself as a counterbalance to the influence of the traditionally socially conservative black church. It can also help establish closer ties between blacks and gays, two of Obamas most loyal constituencies.
Some pro-Republican conservative evangelical activists have said Obamas announcement gives them an unusual opportunity to deflate enthusiasm among black voters for reelecting the countrys first black president, who tends to win more than 90 percent support in that community.
Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law, NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement released Saturday.
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 well-funded right wing organizations who are attempting to split our communities are no friend to civil rights, and they will not succeed.
The Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group, issued a jubilant statement following the NAACP announcement. We could not be more pleased with the NAACPs history-making vote today which is yet another example of the traction marriage equality continues to gain in every community, said HRC president Joe Solmonese.
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the venerable old naacp has become the nat’l association for the advancement of cr*p-packers?
gotta wonder if this is going to go over like a lead balloon with “larger black America”
“... blacks and gays, two of Obamas most loyal constituencies.”
I'm getting to think that after all these years the NAALCP doesn't stand for anything but whatever is bad for America and what will fill their coffers with cash. /s
They would endorse the devil for Obama.
Just more proof they don’t represent colored people.
They just lost a bunch of members. You can bet on it.
The Democrat party has evolved into little more than a coalition of leftest interests groups that flock together to oppose traditional American values, even when some of the groups have fundamental disagreements.
My, what a coincidence Within a week no less.
The Plantation Lives On.
Proof positive that blacks are lemmings and demonstrative unable to es ape group think.
This is the biggest issue facing blacks as stated by the left.
Cant get ‘em jobs so let then sodomize each other.
NAACP now supports sexual predators , not surprising
Seems that the NAACP “speaks” for blacks much the way that NOW “speaks” for women.
obama has peerless political instincts, doesn't he.
These people have always been nothing butt a race baiting communist front group. They are cowtowing to the ‘Dear Leader’ black guy.
Nothing unexpected in this action. Black “civil rights” groups, homosexual groups, Jewish groups, Latino groups, Asian groups have formed a coalition. There are reports that in some instances there have been written treaties.
Blacks in general don’t subscribe to faggotry being mainstreamed.
I believe in the California homo vote, blacks were the highest demographic against.
Watch the black churches. What will they do?
This is going to put them crossways with religious black America.