Obama’s public endorsement of gay marriage has continued to spawn imitators. The board of directors of the leading civil-rights organization, the NAACP, voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage, citing the American value of equality for all. “Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law,” NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement. “The NAACP’s support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people.” The public move could further solidify the already stong black vote behind President Obama in the upcoming election.
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