Following President Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriage, many top-level state and national Democrats have joined the President in the fight to make marriage equality a reality. And now, the most powerful civil rights group in the nation has joined the party.
During an afternoon meeting on Saturday, the board of directors of the NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage and announced the move via Twitter.
“The NAACP Board of Directors has just endorsed marriage equality unequivocally. Only two opposed! An historic moment.”
~Maxim Thorne, NAACP Senior Vice President
The NAACP has also confirmed their endorsement to the New York Times, declaring that they will oppose any effort to make discrimination legal.
This is a huge announcement of support for the LGBT community and comes at a time when just over 50% of African-Americans support marriage equality. It’s a historic moment that could very well turn the tide against those who want to legalize hate, bullying, and discrimination against homosexuals. The NAACP is a storied organization that has fought for civil rights for decades and now they are once again standing up for equal rights, adding another chapter to an already legendary legacy.