Happy couple holding hands, she has dark skin, he has light skin. As they walk into a government building, they stop and face each other, looking happily into each others' eyes.
Woman: I can't believe that in just a few days, we'll be married!
Man: And live happily ever after. I've been dreaming of this since the day I met you.
They smile and walk into the building. Cut to them passing a piece of paper through a window to a government official. Over the window is a sign that says "MARRIAGE LICENSES". The official looks at the paper and hands it back.
Official: I'm sorry, but you can't get married.
Man: Why not?
Official: (Looks at man.) It says on your application that you are caucasian. (Looks at woman.) And you are negro.
Man: Yes? So?
Official: Because you're of different races, you can't get married. That's the law.
Ominous voiceover: It was only 60 years ago that this was true. If we start taking away peoples' rights, where will it stop? Vote no on discrimination. Vote no on 8.
Edit: Oh, look, Wil Wheaton had the same thought.
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