Victims of Bigotry.

AuthorQuintero, David

Re "The Right to Prohibit Marriage" (No Comment, December/January issue): Some bigots are shrewd enough to argue that it is they who are the victims of bigotry. For example, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito complain that those who oppose same-sex marriage on the basis of their faith are unfairly called bigots by those who accept it.

If Thomas and Alito had lived a hundred years ago, I'm sure they'd have censured critics of interracial marriage as bigoted. "Those against interracial marriages are not bigots," they'd insist, "are only defending a doctrine of their faith."


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