Proposition 8 and Interracial Marriage

Is Proposition 8 a civil rights issue? The supporters of Proposition 8 would claim otherwise. Allowing blacks and whites to marry is one thing. However, allowing two men or two women to marry is another. Their argument is that the purpose of marriage is to propagate the human race. That’s why allowing gays to marry is different from allowing people of different races to marry. However, a look back in history reveals that the same arguments against gay marriage were also used to ban interracial marriage:

It is stated as a well authenticated fact that if the issue of a black man and a white woman, and a white man and a black woman intermarry, they cannot possibly have any progeny, and such a fact sufficiently justifies those laws which forbid the intermarriage of blacks and whites, laying out of view other sufficient grounds for such enactments.

I suspect that if this was 1948 instead of 2008, the same people supporting Proposition 8 would be advocating for the prohibition of interracial marriage.

2 comments… add one
  • RealLove Nov 17, 2008 Link

    Naturally speaking, regardless of race or ignorance in the past, everyone knows it takes a male sperm and woman’s egg to make a child.
    1. Should a sister be able to marry her biological brother? If not, why
    2.Should a man be able to marry a 15 year old girl?
    3. Should a woman be able to marry 4 men?
    What is marriage? Who designed it and for what purpose?

  • MJ Mar 3, 2009 Link

    Hi, I have been married to a Chinese women. We have 4 beautiful children. The youngest is 11 and the oldest is 22, They all born and raised in Texas, USA. I am engaging in a social statistic study by a Chinese university about Chinese interracial divorce. So far we have seen a high divorce among Chinese westerns than Chinese middle- easterners and far eastern. We have captivating divorce stories and fascinating successful marriage. I would really like to hear from you and share either story. Please email me at

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