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May 21st, 2012
11:30 AM ET

NAACP backs same-sex marriage

(CNN) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Saturday announced its backing of same-sex marriage, more than a week after President Barack Obama also expressed support for the issue.

"The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people," Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP's board of directors, said in a statement.

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  1. Faith

    I hope the black community realizes: Obama will only be president for four more years or a few more months. Supporting gay marriage changes everything permanently. I pray black people of faith will follow, the rock, Jesus Christ and not the crock, Obama. "The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our Lord stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

    May 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackie

      Amen! Praise the Lord.

      May 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |