Did this really happen??
The issues that fuel passion in most voters tend to be what are called “social issues.”
Abortion, gay marriage, immigration, English as the official language of America, etc.
Since this is an election year, and we’ll all be bombarded with propaganda that is intentionally loaded with rhetorical excess designed to inflame, I thought you might want to know about this case:
In 1967, it was illegal for a white man to marry a black woman in Virgina.
That’s within my lifetime and probably yours too.
I know some who have not one iota of doubt about this issue, but I wonder if 50 years from now people won’t be looking back to 2012 and wondering why we would ever want to make marriage for any two consenting adults illegal.
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