From the daily archives: Friday, June 8, 2007

As a pleasant and much needed contrast to Ken Blackwell’s nasty, gay-hating article- check out this opinion piece in the Washington Post about the 40th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision in which the Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s ban on interracial marriages and how it relates to the current debate over same-sex marriage.

Here’s the basic point:

Interracial marriage bans now seem obviously invidious. But go back far enough and the consensus flips. At one point, most everyone thought such bans were legitimate.

This point connects Loving to current social struggles, most notably the debate over […]

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This speech is a thing of beauty. It’s funny, poignant, touching, and powerful. If you only ever follow one link from Plunderbund, make this one it.

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