The NAACP voted Saturday in favor of segregating genders in marriage.
The NAACP’s board of directors voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage rights – adding the influential voice of the country’s leading black civil rights organization to a debate that has divided the African-American community.
The decision has political implications for President Obama, who needs an enthusiastic turnout from black voters to help him win reelection in November but angered some African-American church pastors with his announcement this month that he believes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.
The problem with this reporting by the Washington Post is that gays and lesbians already do have the right to marry in all 50 states. Marriage law does not discriminate against people with same-sex attraction. There is no heterosexual litmus test. Homosexuals can marry a heterosexual or another homosexual as long as they choose a spouse with a complementary gender.
What President Obama said was that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. Obama believes that discriminating against and excluding the opposite gender should be legal in marriage.
There is a big difference between excluding gays from marriage and excluding gender.