Friday, September 24, 2010

NAACP says it will build stronger bridges to gay rights groups

Krissah Thompson has a story in the Washington Post Sept. 23, “NAACP leaders reach out to gay rights groups”, link here.

The NAACP says it opposes discrimination in any form, but much of the objection to Washington DC’s passing gay marriage came from the African American community. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has found that 64% of African Americans consider homosexual behavior always wrong, vs. 48% of whites and, surprisingly, 43% of Hispanics (which might include whites).

Pew has a link on LGBT issues here.

Also, today (Sept 24) Judge Phillips is likely to announce whether the injunction against enforcing DADT will go into effect or be stayed to allow appeals.

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