Originally Posted by OutofDate1980
Interracial marriage was illegal in many US states until a 1967 Supreme Court decision. The same religious prejudices as Mr. Cathy holds were the bases on why interracial was illegal.
And marriage licenses in the US
came about to used as an instrument for banning interracial marriages. It's rather ironic that gays are clamoring for them when you consider that sordid history. The truly progressive position would be to do away with marriage licenses altogether, end marriage tax breaks which will increase revenues to the government, etc.