OPINION: Anti-gay marriage ban just like ban on interracial marriage

Gilroy Dispatch
September 8, 2008
More than 40 years ago, laws banning interracial marriage wouldn't have been repealed if put to a vote. It took the United States Supreme Court to tell Americans that they were not living up to the promises of the Constitution: In 1967, in Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court ruled that laws banning interracial marriage violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Those opposed to interracial marriage made many of the same arguments about "nature," the Bible and tradition and made the same predictions of dire consequences that are hurled today by same-sex marriage opponents.In both cases, these arguments are poppycock. [Link]