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Marriage Equality Ad In Washington Post Recalls “Loving V. Virginia” And Its Effect On Clarence Thomas

adWith the Supreme Court set to hear arguments on two marriage equality cases next week, LGBT-rights groups have been ramping up their marketing efforts.

Out Republican Fred Karger’s group, Rights Equal Rights, took out an ad on the Washington Post website reminding us that if not for the Court tossing anti-miscegenation laws in Loving v. Virginia, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may not have been able to marry his wife, Virginia.

(Not that we’re big fans of Mrs. Thomas, who founded a right-wing think tank, Liberty Central, that’s in bed with the Family Research Council.)

“We are now on the cusp of full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans,” said Karger, onetime Republican candidate for the presidency. “The parallels to the 1967 case Loving v. Virginia, that allowed interracial marriage in this country, are so striking, that we paid for this ad. We hope that the nine Justices of the Supreme Court will take this into consideration as they hear oral arguments next week and decide the “Case of the Century.”

The ad will run in the Washington Post for the next five days.

 


  • 4 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      And before any trolls come in here lying and pretending that they are gay to scream that there is nothing in common between the two cases….

      I would tell them that their argument is with MRS. LOVING, the woman at the heart of the Loving v. Virginia case who said that it was the same thing. As well as Coretta Scott King.

      So you NOM bots can just give it up.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Fred Karger’s group has made a significant point.

      “The parallels……are so striking……”

      Mar 22, 2013 at 3:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Cam: You mean guys like BJMcFrisky who almost never has a damned thing positive to say about any gay person or gay cause but keeps using words like “Our” and “us” when talking about gay people, trying to make out like he is actually gay?

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      No wonder Clarence watches so much porn, his wife is too busy minding everyones business. I wonder if she drinks coke.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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