Good for the NAACP. That article does not make it clear enough, however, that the NAACP and other major national race-based civil rights organizations have come out against gay marriage bans in the past. For instance, Hilary Shelton testified on behalf of the NAACP against the Federal Marriage Amendment back in 2004, and most state conferences have opposed the marriage amendments in their states. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights authored a 2004 letter against the FMA, co-signed by all of the big players -- the National Urban League, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the National Council of La Raza, et al.
Also LDF is one of the named plaintiffs in one of the anti-Prop 8 lawsuits and joined an amicus brief of civil rights organizations that was filed in the case that will be heard tomorrow. It also filed the amicus brief that forms the basis of Judge Kaye's eloquent dissent in the New York marriage cases.