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Nation’s Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Endorses Marriage Equality

Adding their voice to the ever-increasing momentum for marriage equality, the board of the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), unanimously passed a resolution supporting the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian Americans, the Washington Blade reports:

“NCLR has taken a strong stand on marriage equality and our Board of Directors wanted to affirm and support that decision, which I very much appreciate,” [NCLR President Janet Murguía] told the Blade. “ That unanimous vote recognizes that marriage equality and LGBT issues are, and need to be, part of NCLR’s core civil rights agenda.”

Last month, NCLR released a study which found that 54 percent of Latinos support marriage equality. This is consistent with the rest of the American population.

A similar resolution was passed by the NAACP in May.

Photo: NCLR President Janet Murguía