The marriage equality endorsement from the NAACP has sparked hot internal debate and prompted some religious conservative leaders to leave the organization, according to Reuters.
“A few local chapter leaders — and the Reverend Keith Ratliff of the NAACP national board — resigned because of the resolution, which passed 10 days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage,” reported the news agency.
The NAACP board of directors called its endorsement in May “a continuation of its historic commitment to equal protection under the law.”
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