The final paragraph of Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the Arkansas gay marriage ban cites the Supreme Court ruling striking down the ban on interracial marriage:
"It has been over forty years since Mildred Loving was given the right to marry the person of her choice. The hatred and fears have long since vanished and she and her husband lived full lives together; so it will be for the same-sex couples. It is time to let that beacon of freedom shine brighter on all our brothers and sisters. We will be stronger for it."