See if you can name which of the following statements was made about same-sex marriage, and which was made about interracial marriage.
“They cannot possibly have any progeny, and such a fact sufficiently justifies those laws which forbid the intermarriage of blacks and whites.”
“[It] is not only unnatural, but is always productive of deplorable results. Our daily observation shows us, that the offspring of these unnatural connections are generally sickly and effeminate [...]They are productive of evil, and evil only, without any corresponding good.”
State legislators spoke out against such an “abominable” type of relationship, warning that it will eventually “pollute” America.
“Why forbidden? Simply because natural instinct revolts at it as wrong.”
“Unnatural and immoral.”
“Any effort [would be] a calamity full of the saddest and gloomiest portent to the generations that are to come after us.”
“Although there is no verse in the Bible…the whole plan of God…down through the ages indicates that [it] is not best for man.”
“I believe that the tendency to classify all persons who oppose [this type of relationship] as ‘prejudiced’ is in itself a prejudice,” a psychologist said. “Nothing of any significance is gained by such a marriage.”
They’re all about interracial marriage… and they sound eerily familiar, no?