Monday, February 23, 2009
I knew Benjamin wouldn't let me down.
In lieu of their 100th anniversary, the NAACP said they were going to make some changes...starting with a strong statement about Prop 8. Benjamin and NAACP national board chair Julian Bond sent a letter to legislative leaders pushing the passage of House Resolution 5 and Senate Resolution 7, to make Prop 8 unconstitutional.
“The NAACP’s mission is to help create a society where all Americans have equal protection and opportunity under the law. Our mission statement calls for the ‘equality of rights of all persons.’ Prop. 8 strips same-sex couples of a fundamental freedom, as defined by the California State Supreme Court. In so doing, it poses a serious threat to all Americans. Prop 8 is a discriminatory, unprecedented change to the California Constitution that, if allowed to stand, would undermine the very purpose of a constitution and courts–assuring equal protection and opportunity for all and safeguarding minorities from the tyranny of the majority.”
Hopefully this will remind folks that Black folks supports the gays.