Wednesday, October 8, 2008

LGBT HISTORY: It's happened before... and failed.

In 1912, the Anti-Miscegenation Amendment was introduced which read:

"Intermarriage between negros or persons of color and Caucasians... within the United States... is forever prohibited."

This was around the time the first states were allowing for interracial marriage -- i.e., miscegenation, which was first approved in Massachusetts in 1913.

Does this sound familiar?

"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."
See, bigots have always tried to limit marriage based on their pre-existing notions of what marriage should and should not be.

Silly bigots.


valereee said...

You have to wonder just how gays being able to marry can possibly 'threaten' traditional marriage. Like my husband's going to suddenly decide he'd rather be married to a guy once it's all legal? Not so much, according to him.

Barry Floore said...

Is he cute?

I mean, right. That's exactly the point. LOL