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Quote of the day

Filed By Ed Team | April 15, 2007 6:36 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: LGBT civil rights, Loving v Virginia, marriage, race in america, Supreme Court

"Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State." -- Supreme Court ruling Loving v. Virginia 1967

(Hat tip to faithful reader Zach)

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Zach Adamson | April 15, 2007 7:56 AM

What bugs me the most.. is not so much the fact that people just dont like people that are different and want to limit their freedoms. What really drives me nuts is that every so often we have to RELEARN the same realities. That people, need to be carried over each new threshold kicking and screaming. Even if the basic tenants have been established already. We need to do a better job of teaching civics and US History in School. And I do think our government officials need to pass a civics and US History test before being given an application to run. If you dont know where we've been and how we got where we are your unfit to lead us into the future. All in Favor.. ?

I agree that we need to RELEARN the same thing over and over and over again. The part that *really* drives me nuts is that the ones kicking and screaming the loudest seem to be the ones that just recently made it over the last new threshold.

As far as passing a history test. I don't know. I'm immediately inclined to not trust someone who is willing to spend millions of dollars running for a position that pays less than $100,000.00 per year.

I'd rather select our legislators like we do our jurors for jury duty. Then we would have ordinary people trying to do the right thing so they can get back home to their real lives.