Religious beliefs are currently seen (to some) as a socially and legally acceptable basis for discriminating against women, or discriminating against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals., the state of Virginia relied on religion to justify its prohibition on interracial marriages (more specifically, its prohibition on marriages between African Americans and Caucasians).
The natural law which forbids their intermarriage and that social amalgamation which leads to a corruption of races, is as clearly divine as that which imparted to them different natures ….
But to assert separateness is not to declare inferiority in either; it is not to declare one a slave and the other a freeman; that would be to draw the illogical sequence of inferiority from difference only.
There is no additional risk of impropriety, or appearance of impropriety, if a one-on-one meeting takes place with a burger on the table.
profile (although I’ll discuss the rationale a bit more in another post).
He would not have breakfast with a female staffer who had worked on a bill that Congress was debating or considering.
He would not have coffee with a female staffer who wanted some career advice.That is the prototypical example of discrimination on the basis of sex—doing one thing for men, but something else for women.It would keep women out of job interviews, networking opportunities, career advice, material job benefits, opportunities for career advancement, and any other number of things.At the time of the interview, Pence was serving in Congress as a member of the House of Representatives.Taken at its face, Pence’s statement (literally, seriously, or some combination of the two) reveals that he would not eat alone with a woman in his official capacity as a Representative.Why the Creator made one black and the other white, we do not know, but the fact is apparent, and the races are distinct, each producing its own kind, and following the peculiar law of its constitution.