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  •  The 'logic' I have been seeing goes like this (1+ / 0-)
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    Laws banning interracial marriages is discriminatory because it creates two separate pools of eligible marriage partners. Black men can only marry black women and white me can only marry white women. That is discrimination. But because a white gay man has the same pool of eligible marriage partners that a black straight man has, there is no discrimination.

    The pursuit of happiness apparently has no place in the equation. As long as everyone has the same restrictions, it is all fair. So, with this 'logic', a law that states that an American can only marry another American citizen is perfectly fine. Or, I assume, a law stating that a marriage is only between to people of the same sex. Women are not discriminated against because, regardless of race or creed, they have the same pool of people to marry.

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 11:40:35 AM PDT

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