Is same-sex marriage analogous to miscegenation?

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Is same-sex marriage analogous to miscegenation?

Michael Bellizzi
student | Washington Square West
“Yes. Either way, you’re born into something that you didn’t really choose. It’s still difficult for interracial couples to be accepted in society — just as it’s difficult for same-sex couples. The fight that interracial couples fought in the ’50s is very similar to the legal battle for same-sex marriage today.”

Michael Bellizzi
student | Washington Square West
“Yes. Either way, you’re born into something that you didn’t really choose. It’s still difficult for interracial couples to be accepted in society — just as it’s difficult for same-sex couples. The fight that interracial couples fought in the ’50s is very similar to the legal battle for same-sex marriage today.”

Ryan Berardi
student | Washington Square West
“Yes, it’s comparable, because there are prejudices with respect to both types of marriage. As far as I’m concerned, people should have access to marriage regardless of race or gender. Marriage is a natural right for anyone to have the ability to obtain.”

Inger Cooper
student | Washington Square West
“Yes and no. Obviously there’s a difference between gender and race. But I don’t think either quality should be a factor when it comes to marriage. So to that extent, they’re analogous.”

Trey Dunlap
student | South Philadelphia
“No. Skin color and gender are different human character-istics that belong in different categories. They’re more different than they’re the same. And same-gender marriage is a lot more stigmatized. But one similarity is that they’re both scrutinized.”