Will Obama See an Erosion of Support Among Christ-Professing Blacks Who Voted for Him In 2008?
The Racial Integrity Act of 1924 criminalized marriage between blacks and whites in Virginia. In 1958, interracial couple Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving left the state and married in Washington, D.C. When they returned to Virginia, they were arrested for violating the state’s ban on interracial marriage.
In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional. The court in Loving vs. Virginia contended there must be a “permissible state objective, independent of the racial discrimination which it was the object of the Fourteenth Amendment to eliminate” to uphold racial classifications and that Virginia had no “legitimate overriding purpose” to outlaw marriage between interracial couples.
It should go without saying that a ban on interracial marriage is fundamentally different from a law that recognizes marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Loving didn’t redefine marriage; it struck down racial restrictions on marriage. Racial distinctions are not comparable to complementary sex distinctions that characterize the institution.
Homosexuals represent maybe 3 percent of the population, yet their lobby has convinced people in power that sexual behavior is equivalent to race. For the first time in its history, anonymous sources told Politico, the Democratic National Committee will add homosexual “marriage” to the party platform. The Democrats will present this endorsement at the convention in September in Charlotte, N.C.
Although North Carolina had a law recognizing marriage as between a man and a woman, lawmakers wanted to strengthen it with a constitutional amendment. In May, 61 percent of the people voted to add such language to the state constitution. Black voters supported Amendment One by a 2-1 margin. In a state where a marriage protection law achieved decisive victory and significant support from black voters, expect sparks to fly in September.
SOURCE: WORLD Mag
La Shawn Barber
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