Holiday for interracial couples–“Loving Day” Interracial marriages were made legal across the U.S. in 1967. I remember arguing with a guy during college about it, though. He said it was wrong to have interracial kids, because they’d be treated like freaks. I got treated like a freak at times, growing up white next to a reservation. I got treated like a freak for being smart! What, were my parent supposed to break up and date stupid people to balance each other out? Was I supposed to grow up somewhere else, so I’d never get a taste of what it was like to be pushed around because of my race?
Kids that come from same-sex marriages will be treated badly. They already are. But, like the rest of us who have survived freakdom, they’ll be all the more interesting for it.