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Celebrate or mourn one year anniversary of USA same-sex marriage ruling

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As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn this ruling? 

In 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued the (now famous landmark) ruling Brown v. Board of Education.  In one ruling classroom segratation was considered illegal and unconstitional. 

If public school segregation were put to a popular vote in 1954 (the same way DOMA's arrived over the past decade) would segregation stand?  

In June 1967, Loving v. Virginia: "Was a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The court ruled that Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute violated both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment." Source: ACLU 

In one ruling, the 1967 SCOTUS vacated laws prohibiting interracial marriage across the land. End of story. 

In 1967 if each state voted on a unique constitutional amendment to modify their state's definition of marriage to prohibit interracial marriage, what do you think would be the results of a popular vote?

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