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Toddy
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72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
Indeed, as the chart below shows, it was not until 1991 that the Gallup polling shows more Americans were in favor of interracial marriage than were opposed.



A lot of people believe the states should be able to have referendums to settle issues like these. Do you think the states should have been able to have individual referendums on whether interracial marriage was legal or not?


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
What are you suggesting? That the government, which is of the people override decisions made by the people?

I think people should be able to get married if they choose, but I also think communities have the right to decide what are local standards.


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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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in favor of




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Toddy
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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I think people should be able to get married if they choose, but I also think communities have the right to decide what are local standards.



So you think it's ok for states to be able to deny people of different races to marry one another?


ZZTIGERS
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
OK. Now, how do they feel about Interracial Gay Marriage?


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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968


Toddy. You aren't black. You aren't the functional equivalent in the discussion of a black person in 1968 or today. Hence, there is no point to your point.


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CollegeFBRules
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
No, states should not be able to impose laws prohibiting interracial marriage.


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Toddy
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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OK. Now, how do they feel about Interracial Gay Marriage?



I don't have polling for that.
Do you think states should be able to ban interracial marriage by a referendum?


ShortyRob
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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Do you think states should be able to ban interracial marriage by a referendum?


Being black is not a behavior.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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So you think it's ok for states to be able to deny people of different races to marry one another?



I don't believe that is a concern this day and age. Do you?


LSUfannLA
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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So you think it's ok for states to be able to deny people of different races to marry one another?


Marriage is very overrated. Some people put way too much stock in it.

Unless you're planning on having kids, whats the use in it?


Toddy
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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I don't believe that is a concern this day and age. Do you?



You're not answering my question.
This post was edited on 3/6 at 11:03 pm


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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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Do you think states should be able to ban interracial marriage by a referendum?
I would prefer governments not being involved in marriage at all.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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You're not answering my question.


Governments should not be involved in marriage, period. I think that any two people that care for each other and want to live together can do so.

I think states can issue licenses to anyone they choose to issue licenses to. I think it's wrong to discriminate, but I totally support peoples right to be discriminatory.

This is all purely hypothetical. Interracial marriage is allowed.


CollegeFBRules
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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Marriage is very overrated. Some people put way too much stock in it.


I disagree on the personal grounds of how well it suits me and my family, but I understand to each their own.


Toddy
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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I think states can issue licenses to anyone they choose to issue licenses to. I think it's wrong to discriminate, but I totally support peoples right to be discriminatory.



So, in essence, you don't agree with 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision in which the Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage bans were unconstitutional? That the states should have been able to decide?


trackfan
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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What are you suggesting? That the government, which is of the people override decisions made by the people?

I think people should be able to get married if they choose, but I also think communities have the right to decide what are local standards.

You obviously don't believe in the constitution, in particular, the 14th Amendment.


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LSUfannLA
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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I disagree on the personal grounds of how well it suits me and my family, but I understand to each their own.


If you are planning on bringing children into the relationship I'm all for marriage.

If not, how does a marriage license prove an undying love for your partner?


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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So, in essence, you don't agree with 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision in which the Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage bans were unconstitutional? That the states should have been able to decide?


1) Govt should not be in marriage, period.
2) States and local institutions should be allowed to license who they choose.
3) The way our laws are written, number two is impossible so I agree with the decision.


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Toddy
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re: 72% Of Americans Opposed Interracial Marriage in 1968
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If not, how does a marriage license prove an undying love for your partner?



There are lots of practical reasons for marriage.
Tax implications, insurance benefits, etc.


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