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Tyne Daly praises gay marriage ruling at Broadway show

Actress TYNE DALY praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalise gay marriage in all 50 states by telling the audience at her Broadway show that her interracial union was also illegal nearly 50 years ago.
The Tony-winning actress is currently starring in wedding-themed musical It Shoulda Been You, and hours after America’s top judges’ ruling on Friday (26Jun15), Daly made a moving speech after the cast’s final bows to address the historic day.
Filled with emotion, Daly told the audience, “On the 26th of June, 1966, I got married – that’s 49 years ago – I had black hair then and he had black skin, and our marriage was against the law in the United States of America in 17 states. The following year, the Supreme Court, in a case wonderfully called Loving v. Virginia, took down those miscegenation laws.”
Daly, who was married to Cuban-American actor Georg Stanford Brown, continued, “They took down a bad law that said that people who love each other can’t get married, and I am so proud of my country, and I am so proud of the Supremes – who have made some bad decisions from time to time – but I think today is amazing.”
With tears in her eyes, Daly read a quote from a newspaper earlier that day: “‘Hate is very strong, but love is stronger.'”
Daly was married to Brown for 24 years until their split in 1990.

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