Liberals ridiculed for ‘laughably stupid’ concern over what overturning Roe means for interracial marriage

Liberals ridiculed for ‘laughably stupid’ concern over what overturning Roe means for interracial marriage

Several Democratic lawmakers and activists who voiced concerns that a potential overturn of Roe v. Wade could lead to a similar fate for Loving v. Virginia’s interracial marriage protections were blasted by conservatives for wild rhetoric.

At an abortion rights rally in Philadelphia, Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., characterized the Supreme Court as “extremist” and claimed, “If Roe can be overturned, what’s next: gay marriage, Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia?”

Dean added that courts are already “chipping away… at our voting rights.” During an appearance on “The View,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., worried the U.S. doesn’t “have a long history of protecting equal marriage… [or] protecting interracial marriage.”

Similar sentiments were voiced by House Intelligence Committee member Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who claimed the GOP seeks “banning abortion” and “want[s] to ban interracial marriage,” urging supporters to vote Democrat in November.

The Loving case involved Virginia residents Richard Loving – who was White — and Mildred Loving — who was a person of color — being charged in 1958 under the state’s Racial Integrity Act, which prohibited their union and laid out a strict definition of “White” individuals.

The Lovings had gotten married in the District of Columbia — which didn’t have a ban — but were charged and pleaded guilty after returning to Virginia.

Following a series of events beginning with Mildred Loving writing to then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the Supreme Court ultimately struck down the Virginia law and all other anti-miscegenation codes in the 1967 landmark decision.

Several conservative commentators balked at liberals’ concerns – and in many cases, hysteria – following the leak of the draft opinion. Fox News host Dan Bongino said a reading of Alito’s leaked draft should instantly calm them.

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