George Takei walks through prejudices past

From a wonderful George Takei column in The Washington Post.

The trial judge in the case Loving v. Virginia , which overturned such laws in 1967 — yes, less than 50 years ago — defended marital segregation. He wrote: “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”

Assuming that trial judge was white, shouldn’t he have been packing up to head back to Europe?

Back to Takei’s main point: If “ick” were a valid reason to keep people from marrying, I know a lot of heterosexuals who shouldn’t be allowed to marry, either. If you walk around thinking to yourself, “Well, *I* wouldn’t want to have relations with that person,” you’re going to be limiting marriage to magazine cover models. It’ll be up to Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Aniston to populate the Earth.

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