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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 03:21pm on 2007-06-12 under , ,

[Feh. Gotta fix the problem my post-to-three-blogs-at-once script has with multi-word subjects..]

This is, I think, a little too important to rick getting overlooked in the trivia and nattering of my previous entry, hence the second post in such a short time...

As a few other people have pointed out (mostly citing Pam's House Blend as where they saw it), Today is Loving Day:

On June 12, 1967, the US Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional all laws forbidding interracial marriage. The case was called Loving v. Virginia (1967). The decision was unanimous."

(I wish I'd realized this in time to pick a suitable QotD for the occasion.)

Ed Brayton adds: "I am still waiting for a conservative originalist to either defend the decision on originalist grounds (without completely contradicting their arguments against similar rulings in other case) or tell us why it was wrongly decided. No one has ever accepted that challenge."

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posted by [identity profile] dptwisted.livejournal.com at 09:48pm on 2007-06-12
40 years later we now have laws banning gay marriage, with many of the same arguments used by the people against interracial marriage. The more things change...
 
posted by [identity profile] dglenn.livejournal.com at 04:08am on 2007-06-13
Yup. *sigh* And they seem oblivious to the irony they're perpetrating. (Well maybe a leetle bit aware, since they keep trying to rationalize how "that's different".)

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