Debunking the ‘Right Side of History’ Claim

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If you’re debating marriage with somebody and they bring up the interracial marriage ban (which was struck down by SCOTUS in a famous decision called Loving v. Virginia), show them this graphic and start talking about what the interracial marriage ban actually DID. 

The interracial marriage ban enforced the separation of men from women, based on race. It used marriage policy to keep the sexes away from each other, in certain instances.

Same sex marriage is doing something similar. It does not enforce a separation, but it does endorse  and foster a separation of men from women, based on sexual orientation. It is using marriage policy to encourage the sexes to separate from each other, in certain instances.

Same sex marriage supporters claim to be “on the right side of history.” But as Loving v. Virginia shows us, history did NOT side with those who were using marriage policy in order to separate the sexes from each other. Remind your debate opponent of this fact.

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Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson is a socially conservative activist who focuses on the marriage issue. She's a Catholic convert and also the finance director for the Ruth Institute, which was founded by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. Visit Jennifer's profile here. Stay updated with the Ruth Institute by signing up for the newsletter here.

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