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.
NAACP board chair Roslyn M. Brock • Announcing the NCAAP’s endorsement of marriage equality, in a statement today. Their chairman emeritus, Julian Bond, already vocalized his support
last week, following President Obama’s historic statement of approval. Now, following the NAACP’s board passing a resolution on the issue, it’s the official position of the organization. source (via • follow)