NAACP Votes To Support Marriage Equality | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

NAACP Votes To Support Marriage Equality

Play associated audio

The NAACP will be talking later this morning about its board's endorsement of same-sex marriage. The group's resolution supporting same-sex marriage, which was passed Saturday evening, included this key phrase: "We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law, provided under the 14th amendment."

 This is the same type of language used by civil rights groups to oppose other issues of alleged discrimination.

Some analysts see the board's statement as a clear endorsement of President Obama's decision to support same-sex marriage on a personal basis, which he announced earlier this month. 

The NAACP board also said, however, that it supports freedom of religion. This is a major argument used by many African-American religious leaders who oppose same sex marriage. Locally, many African-American churches in Prince George's County have been at the forefront of the opposition to same-sex marriage in Maryland.

The NAACP press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. 

NPR

'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.
NPR

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.
NPR

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.