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.

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  • geo

    it’s about fucking time.

  • Kia

    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.