( The Root ) -- Leaders of the NAACP said on Monday that their affirmation of marriage equality -- implicitly supporting widespread efforts to make same-sex marriages legal -- was a response to political groups who have been using the issue of same-sex marriage as a "wedge issue."

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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