Okay, I`ll throw away my two cents, why not? I have a background in anthropology; The “fear of otherness” is at the root of most prejudices against the behaviors that an individual or society “abhors”. (That is, if someone looks or behaves “differently” than those you know, they are unpredictable and could hurt you; that`s why it makes you paranoid and hostile.) This happens with all sorts of cultural differences – different genders (“What do women want?” You want an equal break, Mr. Freud); different skin color (usually meant a different culture in the “old days,” resulting “fight or flight” among people and hostility.) Anyone who has done an intercultural or historical reading (without bending) will find that homosexuality is a constant throughout the world and throughout history – it is part of human nature. Much of the population, something that is ignored by those who are afraid (or both) of being different or obsessed with it, is indeed bisexual; It`s probably a “bell-shaped curve,” like intelligence, size, or most other facets of human (and animal) existence. Many people in our society do not act on double attraction simply because it unfortunately causes them too many problems in our still immature society. In addition, recent biological studies on other species prove that homosexuality exists throughout the animal kingdom. And when it comes to different skin color, which is a reason to prevent people from being together. Well, how come it doesn`t bother cats of all colors, or dogs of all shapes and sizes (and no, neither species is colorblind). You might say, “Well, they`re just animals, what do they know?” You could.
But you might ask, if they don`t mind, why should we? Does it make us better? “Who died and made you God?” The more scientists study the human brain, the more they find that things we believe to be “idiosyncratic” are actually wired into the system. Live and let live, friends. Love is hard enough to find in this difficult world. MYOB.. No one is saying that you personally have to do something you don`t want to do: but that doesn`t give you the right to tell everyone that they have to be like you. Or vice versa. And as for passing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage – as someone pointed out on another website, if you need a constitutional amendment to ban it, that means it`s already legal under the law! Just call me “straight but not tight.” Good day everyone. As the number of non-Anglicans migrated more and more to North Carolina, they demanded that their own ministers hold wedding ceremonies. Although governors and the assembly did not object to denominational and “dissenting” ministers solemnizing marriages – as long as reasonable fees were paid and collected – the Church of England vigorously defended its monopoly. In 1771, the Reverend Theodorus S. Drage reported of his Salisbury congregation that there were “Irish dissidents” and other “motley mixtures” who were prevalent in local government and wanted to “issue [prohibitions] and marry by their own clergy, a law which was directly unconstitutional, contrary to original and subsequent charters.” Although amendments against miscegenation were proposed in the United States Congress in 1871, 1912-1913 and 1928, no national law against intermarriage was ever passed.
Prior to the California Supreme Court`s decision in Perez v. Sharp (1948), no court in the United States had ever overturned the ban on interracial marriage. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court (Warren Court) ruled unanimously in Loving v. Virginia that the anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional. The bill “affirms that couples, including same-sex and interracial couples, deserve the dignity, stability and continued protection of marriage,” the press release said. The bill does not legalize polygamy. In many states, anti-miscegenation laws have also criminalized cohabitation and sexual relations between whites and non-whites.
In addition, in 1908, the State of Oklahoma prohibited marriage “between a person of African descent” and “any person who is not of African descent”; Louisiana banned marriage between Native Americans and African Americans in 1920 (and cohabitation from 1920 to 1942); and Maryland banned marriages between blacks and Filipinos in 1935.  While anti-miscegenation laws are often seen as a Southern phenomenon, most Western and Plains states have also passed them.