Monday, February 27, 2012

These Three Words.


 I certainly hope every lawyer by now has seen the fantastic HBO documentary The Loving Story, which brilliantly explores the cultural and legal landscape behind the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case overturning state bans on interracial marriage (though it took Alabama 33 more years to repeal theirs!).

I was struck by the words of the unanimous Court that appear on screen at the end of the documentary:
Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another the same race sex resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.
See how easy that is?

9 comments:

  1. You do, of course, realize that Americans in all 50 states are perfectly free "to marry, or not marry, a person of another sex." But let's not let semantics get in the way of a lovely sentiment.

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  2. The Jungle Fever soundtrack is an underrated Wonder gem.

    Large chunks of the GOP still support the interracial marriage ban.

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  3. RE: Large chunks of the GOP still support the interracial marriage ban.

    -Are the large chunks of the GOP just born ignorant or are they still stuck in that old age of backward thinking?
    Either way it's sad and pathetic that there are people who support such a ban.

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  4. The GOP blow large chunks.

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  5. Godwhacker: You just enjoy making stuff up, don't you?

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