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Cleveland NAACP President Endorses Effort To Repeal Discriminatory Marriage Amendment

Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes has thrown his support behind an effort to repeal Ohio’s 2004 constitutional ban outlawing same-sex marriage, while at the same time insisting that houses of worship should not be required to perform the services. “The time is now to grant two loving people the Freedom to Marry. Not since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has there been a more important step to achieving equality for all Americans,” Forbes said, in statement released by the group Freedom to Marry. The organization is seeking to run a referendum against the discriminatory amendment, but ran into trouble after Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) ruled the group did not clearly describe its proposal. Last week, it delivered “a new summary of the proposal and more than 2,380 signatures.” If the proposal is approved, “the group can begin gathering the roughly 385,000 signatures needed to put the measure before Ohio voters.”

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