The NAACP chapter representing Washington State, Oregon, and Alaska endorsed Referendum 74, which, if passed by voters next month, would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington. read more
NAACP leader Benjamin Todd Jealous gears up for the first election since the national civil rights organization’s marriage equality endorsement. read more
The decision by the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to endorse marriage equality has revealed a split in opinions that were on display among members at this week’s convention. read more
The Republican candidate told the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, which recently endorsed marriage equality, that he would “defend traditional marriage” if elected president. read more
A compelling new video ad profiling African-American supporters of same-sex marriage produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality was released today and endorsed by Dr. read more
Following the lead of the NAACP, the national largest civil rights group for Latinos has unanimously endorsed marriage equality. Former NCLR Board Chair Danny Ortega, a Phoenix lawyer whose term ended after the vote, provided broad details of the conversations that he said took place among the 25 board members before the vote. Show More Summary
The Iowa/Nebraska state conference president of the NAACP is stepping down after leaders from the national organization announced their support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. read more
The NAACP announced Saturday that they now endorse marriage equality. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution supporting gay marriage at a meeting of its board of directors in Miami, saying it opposed any policy or legislative initiative that “seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to [...]
Alveda King, a vocal NOM ally and the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., is not happy that the NAACP followed Obama's marriage equality endorsement with one of its own. Said King, founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate...
The board of the NAACP has come out in full support of marriage equality. Was Obama’s endorsement a tipping point for the African American community?
Freedom to World President Tico Almeida talks to Eliot Spitzer on Viewpoint about the NAACP's endorsement of marriage equality and a campaign targeting Exxon Mobil for its lack of corporate policies to protect LGBT employees from discrimination. Says Almeida: "They...
On Saturday the board of the NAACP endorsed marriage equality, in a near-unanimous vote by the 64-member body (only two members voted against the resolution). On Monday the civil rights organization’s chairman and president held a press...Show More Summary
As you've likely already heard, the NAACP endorsed marriage equality over the weekend: NAACP approves resolution endorsing marriage equality [Wash Blade] Or as the National Organization For Marriage refers to the news: "Way too inconvenient to acknowledge, even as we...
When President Obama endorsed marriage equality two weeks ago, there was some talk about his position possibly alienating some African-American voters. After all, as the chart on the right shows, support for same-sex marriage in the African-American community has grown in recent …
The board of directors for the NAACP voted to endorse marriage equality for same-sex couples, the Washington Post reports. read more
The NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as on a par with civil rights. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people,” Board Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement. Show More Summary
Yesterday, the board of directors of the NAACP voted to officially endorse marriage equality. The resolution passed by the board reads: The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the “political, educational, social and economic equality” of all people....
Almost two weeks after President Obama announced his support of marriage equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People voted this weekend to officially endorse gay marriage. The social issue has proved to be a divisive one in the African-American community. Show More Summary
Ten days after Barack Obama’s historic announcement, the board of directors of the NAACP voted to endorse marriage equality today. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people. We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law,” stated board chair Roslyn M. [...]