Saturday, June 27, 2015

Marriage Equality - Then and Now AND The U.S. Supreme Court~

Until this date in history, mixed racial 
couples who loved one another and wanted
to marry were banned by law from 
doing so in a number of States 
in America.
In some States this also included those
 of significant color differences. For example,
dark skin Hispanics and native Americans
were stopped from marrying "whites" 
on the basis of skin color alone. 
In some States (example Virginia),
those of mixed race/color who married 
in States that allowed such marriages 
were arrested and jailed, and 
denied cohabitation. 
The courts of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's
 are on record saying: 
'Because when God created man,
HE placed people of different color on
different continents for the purpose
of keeping the races separated', was
reason to deny the right to marry.
These matters were corrected by the
U.S. Supreme Court 
in 1967, and mixed race/color 
couples gained marriage equality.
After decades of legal discrimination, and
similar arguments against same-gender
marriages, the Supreme Court
declared marriage equality for all 
Americans as 'The Law of the Land' on
June 26, 2015.

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