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Marriage equality is a civil right that according to the NAACP.
The civil rights group has now come out in support of same sex marriage passing a resolution over the weekend.
At a news conference today at the national headquarters in Baltimore.
The group says it's hoping the decision will push African Americans to support same sex marriage if it's placed on the ballot in Maryland or any other state.
I will say it it would stand together.
And the protection under the law on the issue.
Marriage equality this is the first time the group has supported gay unions beyond any one state or law.
The NAACP is president and CEO whose father was white and mother black here.
Drew an emotional comparison.
-- the decision supporting gay marriage.
To a one.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Parents don't marriage was against the law to -- And they had to return here to Baltimore.
After you -- Washington DC it's important.
The group aligning itself with president Barack Obama who came out in support of same sex marriage almost two weeks ago.
But there remains plenty of opposition just this month North Carolina.
Voted to amend its constitution to ban same sex marriage.
Is supporting gay marriage as a constitutional.
Not a religious issue.
Saying its members can stand firm if they have a religious conscience issue related to the measure.
In Los Angeles Trace Gallagher Fox News.
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