Earlier this month, on June 9, the board of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) unanimously approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The largest Latino civil rights group in the country is expected to formally announce the endorsement next month at their national conference in Las Vegas,[the Washington Blade reports.](http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/06/22/execlusive-national-council-of-la-raza-board-unanimously-approves-same-sex-marriage-resolution/) [The Washington Blade has more details about the expected announcement:](http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/06/22/execlusive-national-council-of-la-raza-board-unanimously-approves-same-sex-marriage-resolution/) > Eric Rodriguez, vice president of public policy for the National Council of La Raza, confirmed to the Blade that the vote took place on June 9 during a previously scheduled board meeting. NCLR did not provide a copy of the resolution, but Rodriguez stressed that there was little opposition to it. > > “There was discussion for that period of time, but everyone [felt] really strongly that supporting what we had already put out there in terms of our statement was the right thing to do,” he said. > > Former NCLR Board Chair Danny Ortega, a Phoenix lawyer whose term ended after the vote, provided broad details of the conversations that he said took place among the 25 board members before the vote. > > “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,” he said. >