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May 6 - May 19, 2005


NAACP - California Supports Same-Sex Marriage

The California chapter of the NAACP is supporting the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, AB 19.  The pending legislation would allow gay and lesbian couples in the state of California to marry.  (The U.S. Supreme Court overturned laws against interracial marriage in the case Loving v Virginia in 1967.  At the time of the ruling the law was in effect in 16 states.) 

However, nationwide, Blacks are not in favor of same-sex marriage.   In a nationwide poll of 800 African-Americans conducted for Black America’s Political Action Committee (BAMPAC), about 7 in 10 do not think same-sex marriages should be legal

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