"no matter their race, should be legally allowed to marry"<quoted text>
That particular CASE was about race, HOWEVER it was ALSO about marriage AS A CIVL RIGHT based on the 14th Amenedment as Justice Earl Warren CLEARLY said.
I GUARANTEE if and when it comes to a SCOTUS case, this decision will be based on settled law - Loving vs Virginia.
As Loving herself said:
" Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 06/09/2011 Jun 09, 2011 07:22 PM EDT
TheWashingtonPost Loving v. Virginia gives hope for same-sex marriage
By Jonathan Capehart
Truth be told, the original defense of marriage occurred on June 12, 1967. Thatís when the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia that two people, no matter their race, should be legally allowed to marry. In a stirring video tribute to the landmark case released by the American Foundation for Equal Rights, Ted Olson and David Boies, the conservative-liberal tag team fighting to overturn Californiaís Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state constitution, pay homage to Richard and Mildred Loving and use their powerful example ó and Mrs. Lovingís own words ó to make the case for legalizing same-sex marriage.
As Mildred Loving said on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision,ďI believe all Americans, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry.. .  . I am proud that Richardís and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. Thatís what Loving, and loving, are all about.Ē
As Earl Warren said : "the freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men."
Race of one man and one woman.