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GOP Senator Said SCOTUS Should Never Have Legalized Interracial Marriage

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Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday that he believes the U.S. Supreme Court should not have legalized interracial marriage, insisting that decision should have been left up to states.

The Republican lawmaker, a fierce proponent of states’ rights, made his comments when asked about some of the Supreme Court’s biggest decisions, including its legalization of abortion with Roe v. Wade. Braun said Roe v. Wade was a form of judicial activism, and the issue should have been left up to states, according to the Indianapolis Star.

He applied that same logic when asked about Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 decision that legalized interracial marriage.

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