The NAACP, the oldest and largest black civil rights group in the U.S., yesterday endorsed same- sex marriage. Its board of directors voted to adopt a resolution that the group would support marriage equality and oppose local, state or national legislative efforts to block gay marriage.
Gay-rights advocates are seeking a definitive answer from President Barack Obama on same-sex marriage after two senior administration officials backed giving gay couples the same rights as heterosexual married couples.
President Barack Obama told the largest U.S. gay-rights group that the progress made on policies that have benefited the gay community still is threatened by opponents who want to “turn the clock back.”
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are among 22 financial firms that received top marks today as the best workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted that gay troops will be successfully integrated into the military, following yesterday’s vote in the Senate to end the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.