And his states' right argument invokes a very ugly history of discrimination when it comes to marriage.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies in front of Congress in 2004.
And federal courts are now citing that same ruling to allow same-sex marriages. In 2000, the state became the last to officially remove its interracial marriage ban from the books.
Virginia, that the 14th Amendment prohibits states from discriminating against interracial couples.
You're mom and dad made a mistake, having you as a mixed race child." She planned to show up with her white boyfriend at the school prom, then attend the protest prom, Sterling said.
(She has a lawsuit seeking damages pending against Humphries and the county school board).
In a newly released survey by the online dating service, which specializes in connecting people who choose "character above color," according to a release, ten of the site's top 20 states with the most populous members have historically voted Republican over the past five presidential elections.
At the top of the list: California and Texas, the notoriously conservative state--and Georgia, which rounded out the top five. have climbed to a record 4.8 million, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year.
Further down, Alabama takes the number 15 spot, despite having legalized miscegenation as late as 2000. Experts there point to the steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants, which has expanded the pool of prospective spouses.