AP: Gay Marriage Ruling Already in Use in Other Cases

Interracial marriage still was illegal in 16 states in 1967 before the high court outlawed race-based state marriage bans.

It is rather amazing — and shocking — to read accounts from the 50s and 60s regarding interracial marriage. What’s most shocking is the realization that the arguments used, and used effectively – for decades, by the opponents of interracial marriage half a century ago are, by-and-large, fundamentally the same arguments used today by those who would continue to deny our fellow citizens equality under law. Arguments that are, still today, replete with FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt), person belief systems, faulty logic, fuzzy thinking, and in some cases, nothing more elegant or noble that the simple desire to tell others how they must live.

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