Marriage Equality Wins Major Support

14 Jun Marriage Equality Wins Major Support

In a historic announcement May 9, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to voice his support for same-sex marriage. Conversations with friends, staffers and family had influenced his opinion, Obama said. The week after his statement, the NAACP officially backed same-sex marriage. “Civil marriage is a civil right. … [Our] support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment,” said NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous.

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