1969er saidMoving quickly in Georgia now. I think these people are seeing the writing on the walls and they're lashing out like an animal trapped in the corner.
They're so desperate to hurt us
I also think that an apt description, that or cockroaches scrambling from the light of day.
I was wondering if similar backlashes were felt during other civil rights movements or is this abomination of the constitution reserved for their hatred of us specifically.
Googling, I'm not finding an answer so this might be unique in American history though I don't know law so maybe I'm just not using the right search terms. But I wonder if legislators proposed discriminatory laws while black people were gaining their rights, while women were gaining the vote, when anti-miscegenation laws were declared unconstitutional.
Was ever a law proposed providing for the discrimination against a mixed race couple by a churchgoer as a matter of freedom of religion?
If you mean subsequent to Loving, the answer is a clear No. (If you been before Loving, the legal "rationale" for such laws was legion).
SCOTUS ruled, unanimously, in Loving vs Virginia, that any law prohibiting the marriage of "interracial" couples was unconstitutional. Once that ruling has been made, there is nowhere to go, unless you want to amend the Constitution. (So any state legislature attempting to pass a law to the contrary would be in violation of the United Sates Constitution prima facie).
The difference for us is that we are (currently) comparing apples and oranges: SCOTUS has NOT ruled that state laws prohibiting SSM are unconstitutional; so far, a handful of federal judges have.
Unless, and until, "we" get the same sort of SCOTUS holding as in Loving, we're still not "safe".