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NAACP Leaders Speak Out in Support of Marriage Equality in Maryland

At NAACP National headquarters in Baltimore yesterday, NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous led a press conference to discuss NAACP's strong support for marriage equality.

It was powerful to see and hear NAACP national and state leadership united in support of Question 6.  Each speaker drew the distinction between receiving a civil marriage license from City Hall and the protection that clergy receive to marry or not marry who they choose.  Each also spoke about fairness and equality for all.

Jealous was joined by Maryland NAACP's State Conference President Gerald Stansbury, Baltimore City Branch President Tessa Hill Aston, Prince George's Branch President Bob Ross, Reverend Dr. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor, Douglas Memorial Community Church, Baltimore, and NAACP Maryland Youth and College Division President Chizoba Ukairo.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is our nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.

HRC has set up a special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution today to defend the marriage equality law in Maryland. HRC is a founding member and leader of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition campaign working to defend marriage in the Free State, and your contribution will support the coalition's efforts and count toward your HRC membership.

Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, Chad Griffin, President

 

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