No matter our color. No matter our faith tradition. Those who stand for love and justice are not about to fall for their trick. No matter how you feel personally about same-sex marriage, no one, especially those of us whose forebearers were denied constitutional protections and counted as 3/5ths of a vote for their slave-masters and mere chattel property for other purposes in the old Constitutions - none of us should ever want to deny any other person constitutional protections.
- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP speaking at the 2011 Equality NC Foundation Conference