Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Iowa/Nebraska NAACP Prez Supports National Board's Support of Gay Marriage

Early this month, I wrote about Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr. stepping down as president of the Iowa and Nebraska branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in response to the national NAACP board's vote in favor of marriage equality.

Ratliff has been replaced and a new president has taken over the Iowa-Nebraska State NAACP Conference. His name is Arnold Woods of Urbandale, IA, and he has served as vice-president up until now.

Oh, and it looks like he supports marriage equality. Or at least he accepts the national board's support for marriage equality:
He told the Register that he supported the national NAACP board, saying, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and then we follow the dictates of the national board."
The referenced Des Moines Register article talks about varying levels of support for the NAACP national board's support of marriage equality, but also talks about aggravation that they made a decision about gay marriage without consulting with or preparing local branches.

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