National Council of La Raza endorses marriage equality

National Council of La Raza endorses marriage equalityBY ZACK FORD

On Friday, the Washington Blade reported that the National Council of La Raza, the country’s largest Latino civil rights organization, has unanimously endorsed marriage equality. The resolution is not yet public, as the organization plans to announce it at its convention next week, but NCLR has confirmed that the vote took place June 9, less than a month after the NAACP made a similar endorsement. Danny Ortega, former NCLR Board Chair whose term ended just after the vote, said that though some people had some questions during the discussion, the decision was ultimately quite easy:

ORTEGA: We had a discussion about this and clearly some people had more questions than others, but at the end of the discussion it was unanimous. We thought it was not only the right thing to do, but consistent with our values as an organization.


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