In another sign of the merging of the LGBT Community and the African American Community, the Delaware NAACP has endorsed the pending marriage equality bill in Delaware. On Top Magazine reports:
In a video released Friday, Delaware NAACP President Richard Smith said, “Our gay brothers and sisters should have the freedom to marry the person they love, just like the rest of us.” “Stand with us on the right side of history,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) The move is in line with the NAACP’s official position released last year.
We applaud this move – historically, our opponents have worked to divide our two communities, saying gay rights weren’t civil rights and calling any comparisons an insult to the honorable fight the black community has waged over decades, and still fights today.
I’ve always taken a different view. As a kid growing up, I looked up to those brave Americans, especially Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., as examples for those of us in the LGBT community to follow.
We’re stronger together than we are apart, as the coalition that re-elected President Barack Obama clearly showed.