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In Largely Symbolic Move, N.A.A.C.P. Votes to Endorse Same-Sex Marriage

By Michale Barbaro, New York Times, Published: May 19, 2012

Highlights from the article:

...the resolution stated, "We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution."

In a statement, Roslyn M. Brock, chairwoman of the 64-member board, said, "We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law."

Maxim Thorne, a former high-ranking official with the organization, said that "for certain people, it was a very long evolution and a very long process of reconciling their faith with this, and coming to a very civil rights understanding of marriage equality versus a theological understanding of marriage."

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