The NAACP, the “nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization,” has stepped forward to endorse same sex marriage equality through resolution after a historic board meeting this afternoon. The move comes 10 days after President Obama
The resolution states: “We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
The Board at a at a leadership retreat in Miami passed the resolution endorsing same-sex marriage to oppose any efforts “to codify discrimination or hatred into the law.”
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, said “civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law.”
All but two of the organization’s board members, (whose names have been witheld) voted against the resolution according to sources within the NAACP.