Monday, February 23, 2009

NAACP Calls For Overturn of Prop 8


Very refreshing news. The NAACP called for passage of HR 5 and SR 7, two resolutions that would effectively overturn California's Proposition 8. National Board Chair Julian Bond, a civil rights verteran and staunch advocate for LGBT rights, says it is a matter of fairness.

"The NAACP has long opposed any proposal that would alter the federal or state constitutions for the purpose of excluding any groups or individuals from guarantees of equal protection," adding the amendment "threaten[ed] civil rights and all vulnerable minorities."

While the California branch of the organization was part of the original lawsuit that led to same sex marriage in California, but this is the first time the national organization has spoken about same-sex marriage. Way to turn 100, NAACP.

1 comment:

ToddyEnglish said...

I am elated to see this. When one bastion of discrimination is allowed OTHERS quickly follow. Worst case scenario: Today is Proposition 8...Tomorrow, Proposition 9, slavery is reinstituted.
Yeah, that is an extreme example but it could happen if we willingly allow and SUPPORT injustice.

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