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Take the Quiz: Were These Quotes Said in Defiance of Desegregation or Same-Sex Marriage?

Take the Quiz: Were These Quotes Said in Defiance of Desegregation or Same-Sex Marriage?

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July 6 2015 12:22 PM

Resistance to Desegregation or Same-Sex Marriage?

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace both opposed Supreme Court rulings bringing civil rights to Southern states.

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On June 26, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges bringing marriage equality to every state in America. Immediately, conservative politicians and lawmakers railed against the ruling as an illegal act of judicial supremacy and a demolition of states’ rights. Their responses were quite similar to those of pro-segregation lawmakers following Brown v. Board of Education and subsequent desegregation rulings. Take our quiz to see if you can guess whether the following quotes were said in response to a desegregation ruling—or a marriage equality decision.

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