Virginia couples challenge laws requiring them to declare their race

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    Judi Lynn
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    By Dhruti Shah
    BBC News, Washington
    9 September 2019

    In the US state of Virginia, couples must declare their racial background from a long list of options including “Aryan”, “Moor” and “Octoroon” before getting married. A lawsuit is aiming to put a stop to this.

    The suit, filed by lawyer Victor M Glasberg on behalf of three couples, describes the statute as “unconstitutional” and “reflective of a racist past”.

    Mr Glasberg has also written to Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, urging him to “do what must be done to get on the right side of history”.

    One of the couples involved – Brandyn Churchill, 27, and Sophie Rogers, 23, of Lexington, Virginia – is hoping to have won the case by the time they get married next month.


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    Whenever I get that question, I check off “Other”. I’m a member of the human race.

    I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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    Is the child of a Scotsman and an Octoroon a Macaroon?

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    Maybe Governor Northam can dress up as all three types for his next costume party.

    Besides, pretty soon those lists won’t be necessary. They’ll just check your DNA.

    What?! You mean you actually thought your DNA test results would remain private??


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