By Alex Temblador
History seems to have a way of repeating itself. Almost half a century ago, interracial marriage was legalized. Recently, the fight for same-sex marriage ended with a SCOTUS victory decision. It took two movements separated by almost fifty years for the United States to welcome in a true era of marriage equality. A quick look will show that the two fights for marriage equality were very similar, just as the celebrations were. More importantly, a quick look at the two marriage equality timelines will show us that love and equality will always win.
Anti-miscegenation (interracial relationships) and anti-gay marriage propaganda were common, hurtful, and tried to demean the beauty of love.
— Sean O'Grady (@MrSeanOGrady) April 22, 2015
Continued with moral, religious, and American values arguments.
The signs are all too eerily similar.
— Greg Jonsson (@Jonssonville) June 13, 2015
— Geneva Sands (@Geneva_Sands) April 28, 2015
Many weighed in on the benefits and the need of equality of love.
And in both cases, LOVE WINS!
— Community Alliance (@FresnoAlliance) June 14, 2015
— Towleroad (@tlrd) July 9, 2015
When love wins, wedding bells toll! And the true era of marriage equality begins.