- Posted May 10, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Same-sex marriage: Civil right vs. states' rights
Same-Sex Marriage - What the fuss is really about
The United States Supreme Court laws against interracial marriage were only declared unconstitutional in the case of Loving v. Virginia, (1967). At that time 16 states still had laws prohibiting interracial marriages. That decision ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage. About two percent (n=2%) of American residents have had or are currently married to someone of a different race/ethnicity today. We did not know that until 2010 Census because of how we collected data on whom and how many of each race/ethnic group are represented. There has never been a census of sexual orientation among American residents. People would be appalled at being asked. Yet, the argument must also demand to ask "If allowing alternative marriages accumulated, say 5% of American people/families, would you still feel this way? What if it was 65% that identified as such?" Personally, I think the response is in the unknown. The unknown will remain without legalization. Is it the truth-in-fact that matters?