NAACP Condemns North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP has written a letter condemning North Carolina’s efforts to pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, which Republicans lawmakers will take up today. “The NAACP does not and has not taken a position endorsing or opposing same sex marriage. However, the NAACP has a long history of opposing any proposal that would alter the federal or state Constitutions for the purpose of excluding any group or individuals from guarantees of equal protection under the law,” the organization writes. “The NAACP strongly urges you to reject the so-called same sex amendment and any other present or future proposals of constitutional amendments that would permanently deprive any person in our great state of his or her inalienable rights.”