"Your being a black man does not take away from your right to marry a black woman. You're not allowed to marry white women, though. Your preference is irrelevant! It offends my concept of traditional marriage."
Does that wash? No, of course it doesn't.
Yes it does wash. My stance remains.
Your "right" to marry is not removed. You not being able to marry who you want is a restriction that will always exist. It doesn't matter if you could only marry people within your state, of equal height, shorter height, within 5 years of age,same skin color, same occupation, same education, certain financial class or any other restriction.
It could be a lottery where you are randomly chosen to marry someone. As long as everyone is bound to the same restriction, then it is equal by definition and you have the right to marry. Is that fair? No. There is a difference. All I'm asking you to do is argue fairness and not equality. You're simply lying when you say that your right to marry is removed because you can't marry the person you want *if everyone is bound to the same standard*.
Just because one hits home more than others doesn't mean it takes away your right to marry.
It is in fact your "right" to marry a woman of whatever racial heritage you like. Would you be supporting the traditional paradigm of only marrying people of the same colour skin right now if that were the case?
Is that fair? Of course not. If you want to fight to change that, then so be it. Just please stop saying that "rights" are being taken away
I never said anything about supporting it. I even stated it wasn't fair. However, that doesn't change the equality of the matter. Equality isn't always fair. Everyone isn't the same so treating everyone the same, ignoring differences, isn't always fair.
Shockingly, it is actually exactly the same argument and you're still wilfully ignorant for not seeing it.
What's shocking is that you make that connection with skin color and gender, but call it a "slippery slope" when the same exact argument is used on other things like polygamy, minors and bestiality.