The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has stepped up its efforts to support same-sex marriage in Maryland, launching a radio advertising campaign on Tuesday in anticipationof the state’s referendum next month.
The campaign will ask voters to do what the NAACP believes is “the right thing to do” and vote for Question 6 in the election. The NAACP has said that the 14th Amendment gives homosexual Americans the right to marry.
Opponents of same-sex marriage launched a television ad campaign on Monday and another same-sex supporter group, Marylanders for Marriage Equality, will launch a television ad campaign of their own on Wednesday.
Host Jamila Bey spoke with Gerald Stansbury, president of the Maryland Conference of the NAACP, to discuss why the organization now supports same-sex marriage and what they’re doing in preparation for the election.