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Old 05-20-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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9:41 PM, May. 19, 2012 |

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MIAMI — The NAACP passed a resolution Saturday endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts "to codify discrimination or hatred into the law."

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's board voted at a leadership retreat in Miami to back a resolution supporting marriage equality, calling the position consistent with the equal protection provision of the U.S. Constitution.

"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. "We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law."

Same-sex marriage is legal in six states and the District of Columbia, but 31 states have passed amendments to ban it.

The NAACP vote came about two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage, setting off a flurry of political activity in a number of states. Obama's announcement followed Vice President Joe Biden's declaration in a television interview that he was "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples marrying.


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Old 05-20-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Good for them!
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Thank God that this organization believes in fair play for ALL people.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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So now Liberal NAACP and abortion groups are hard on the population of Blacks ......
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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Wow - so if someone doesn't agree with gay marriage, according to the NAACP they are codifying "hatred into the law". Gee - THAT makes sense. Now all political disagreements can be demonized as "hateful" and "discriminatory". Ah politics: it's all in HOW you say it, not WHAT you say.

What exactly does this have to do with philosophy or religion, by the way? Doesn't this belong in a political forum?
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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Wow - so if someone doesn't agree with gay marriage, according to the NAACP they are codifying "hatred into the law". Gee - THAT makes sense. Now all political disagreements can be demonized as "hateful" and "discriminatory". Ah politics: it's all in HOW you say it, not WHAT you say.

What exactly does this have to do with philosophy or religion, by the way? Doesn't this belong in a political forum?

For some reason, they move all the threads I start to the Religion and Philosophy forum.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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For some reason, they move all the threads I start to the Religion and Philosophy forum.
Ah - my mistake! What the heck are they thinking, then?
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