Argument: Gay marriage ban is analogous to interracial marriage ban
Gail Mathabane. "Gays face same battle interracial couples fought." USA Today. January 25, 2004: "Before the U.S. Supreme Court delivered the landmark Loving decision, interracial couples were in the same boat that same-sex couples are in today. They were vilified, persecuted and forbidden to marry. Interracial marriage was considered a felony punishable by five years in a state penitentiary."