Monday, May 21, 2012

NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality!

Major news on marriage equality occurred this weekend which confirms my belief in the inexorable victory of the good guys in the ongoing kulturkampf over LGBT equality. The NAACP, the nation's oldest and most respected civil rights organization, has officially endorsed marriage equality.

Here's the text of the resolution which the NAACP Board of Directors passed this weekend:
The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the “political, education, 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.
It's gonna be pretty hard for heterosexual supremacists and religious extremists to continue argue that the right of everyone to marry the adult partner of their choice regardless of gender is not a civil right anymore after this. Note the reference to religious freedom, discrimination and equal protection. The text of the resolution was written by my friend Maxim Thorne and publicized via Twitter this weekend.

Nice birthday present for me! I've been a NAACP member ever since the California NAACP endorsed marriage equality way back in 2005!

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