Actress Tyne Daly has a unique connection to Friday’s historic U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and, in her first curtain speech since she closed Gypsy, shared it with the audience of It Shoulda Been You that evening.
“On the 26th of June, 1966 I got married. That’s 49 years ago. [To a man with] black hair and he had black skin, and our marriage was against the law in the United States of America in 17 states. The following year in a case wonderfully called Loving vs. Virginia, took down those miscegenation laws.”
Added Daly: “Hate is very strong, but love is stronger.”