“Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” has become a cliché, but opposition to marriage equality remains rooted in certain religious beliefs.
The same-sex marriage bans of four states will be considered next week by the Supreme Court in .
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“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents.
Yet, while LGBT Americans are the current target of this effort to repackage prejudice as “religious liberty,” they are hardly the first. [God] was the original segregationist.”Theodore Bilbo was one of Mississippi’s great demagogues.
To the contrary, as Wake Forest law Professor Michael Kent Curtis explained in a 2012 law review article, many segregationists justified racial bigotry on the very same grounds that religious conservatives now hope to justify anti-gay animus. After two non-consecutive terms as governor, Bilbo won a U. Senate seat campaigning against “farmer murderers, corrupters of Southern womanhood, [skunks] who steal Gideon Bibles from hotel rooms” and a host of other, equally colorful foes.
Having one parent who is white and another who is black, one Christian and the other Jewish, December's Hanu-Kwanzaa-Mas caused some confusion for me.
In the 19th and early-20th centuries, state courts in Indiana, Georgia and Pennsylvania cited religious reasons for preventing different people of different races from marrying each other.Raping, mobbing, lynching, race riots, and crime will be increased a thousandfold; and upon your garments and the garments of those who are responsible for the passage of the measure will be the blood of the raped and outraged daughters of Dixie, as well as the blood of the perpetrators of these crimes that the red-blooded Anglo-Saxon White Southern men will not tolerate., Bilbo wrote that “[p]urity of race is a gift of God . Ross Barnett won Mississippi’s governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist.” Senator Harry Byrd of Virginia relied on passages from Genesis, Leviticus and Matthew when he spoke out against the civil rights law banning employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters on the Senate floor.This month marks the 44th anniversary of the Loving v. A 1968 Gallup poll found three-quarters of whites disapproved of a whites and blacks marrying.Both 2008 GOP presidential candidate John Mc Cain and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney called upon Arizona Gov. Indeed, three state senators who voted for this very bill urged Brewer to veto it before she finally did so on Wednesday, confessing that they “made a mistake” when they voted for it to become law.Jan Brewer to veto this effort to protect businesses that want to discriminate against gay people. The premise of the bill is that discrimination becomes acceptable so long as it is packaged inside a religious wrapper. Eddie Farnsworth (R) explained, lawmakers introduced it in response to instances where anti-gay business owners in other states were “punished for their religious beliefs” after they denied service to gay customers in violation of a state anti-discrimination law.