Wednesday, April 15, 2015

States Rites

Marco Rubio on the landmark 1967 Supreme Court ruling that overturned the ban on interracial marriage:

If you wanna change the marriage laws of your state, go to your state legislature and get your legislators to change it. I don’t believe the court system is the appropriate way to do it and I don’t believe Washington and the Supreme Court is the appropriate way to do that.

Oops, my mistake; he’s talking about same-sex marriage.  But he might as well be talking about the miscegenation laws, and if we had left it up to the states, it would still be illegal in America for a white person to marry someone — regardless of gender — who wasn’t.