NAACP Takes a Stand on Prop 8.

Adam at TAP:

The NAACP has been walking a tightrope on gay rights. Polls show that African Americans overwhelmingly oppose gay marriage, but much of the high-level leadership of the nation’s oldest civil-rights organization opposes legal efforts to deny gays the right to marry. Last week, the national office of the NAACP leapt into the fray when it sent a letter to California legislators urging them to support legislation that would repeal Prop. 8. After meeting with the Black Justice Coalition, a black gay-rights group, and the leadership of the California State Conference, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and NAACP President Ben Jealous agreed to come out publicly in support of repealing Prop. 8.

4 thoughts on “NAACP Takes a Stand on Prop 8.

  1. ladyfresshh March 4, 2009 at 11:53 pm Reply

    yay!

  2. geo March 5, 2009 at 8:07 am Reply

    it’s about fucking time.

  3. Kia March 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I’m so glad to hear this.

    I don’t know much about Ben Jealous but I’m really hopeful for the organization as a whole under his helm.

    • shani-o March 5, 2009 at 3:02 pm Reply

      Do you feel that way because he’s younger?

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