The following passage (CHT Jesse Walker) from Ehrlichmans Witness to Power: The Nixon Years, quoting Nixon on same-sex marriage in 1970
I cant go that far; thats the year 2000! Negroes [and whites], okay. But thats too far!
irresistibly reminds me of these lines toward the end of the recent Doctor Who episode Day of the Moon, set in 1969:
DOCTOR: Canton just wants to get married. Hell of a reason to kick him out of the FBI.
NIXON: Im sure something can be arranged. … This person you want to marry black?
CANTON: Yes …
NIXON: I know what people think of me, but perhaps Im a little more liberal
CANTON: … he is.
NIXON: I think the moon is far enough for now, dont you, Mr. Delaware?
CANTON: I figured it might be.
It struck me because Id seen DW viewers complaining that it was unrealistic that Nixon would even have so much as considered the issue of same-sex marriage.