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Loving v Virginia

The President Sings of Grace

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The marriage victory required decades of work by countless people. More work remains, from transgender and immigrant rights to police reform, employment protections, and rebuffing the false pose of victimhood by religious bullies.

Scalia's Dissent in Obergefell (Same-Sex Marriage) Case Would Criminalize Justice Thomas's Marriage

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Missed in Scalia's childish histrionics was his so-called 'originalist' approach for interpreting the Constitution.

Today We Celebrate, But Tomorrow We Get Back to Work

Sebastian Ivory | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Sebastian Ivory

People need to acknowledge, that though this is a huge victory, there are more victories to be had. I still have a lot to be thankful for as a cisgendered, straight male. It is still not easy to be a gay or transgendered person in the United States. But this is a definite positive. Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we get back to work.

Rebel Flags Coming Down And Progressive Patriotism Rising. Are Flag/ACA/Gay Issues Related?

Mark Green | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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This was the week when lame duck Obama became a political lion. Lowry and Reagan debate its impact on the country and '16. Can Rich find a pony in there somewhere? Key question: will GOP prospects promise new Justices to reverse ACA and gay marriage thereby keeping it a rallying issue for Democrats? (Fish gotta swim...)

The Warren vs Roberts Courts: Separate and Unequal Views on Marriage Equality

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The SCOTUS ruling to legalize same-sex marriage is a victory for human rights. The decision follows in the footsteps of its 1967 decision in Loving v. Virginia that outlawed states' bans on interracial marriage, an earlier victory for marriage equality. But there is a huge difference in the two rulings.

Zach Carter

History Does Not Support Clarence Thomas' Weird Reasoning

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia may have penned the most colorful dissent to Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, but his...

On Gay Marriage, Will the Supreme Court Favor Equal Rights or States' Rights?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The nine Supreme Court justices will soon decide how they want history books to remember them. On the civil rights issue of same-sex marriage, do they want to be on the side of equal rights, or do they want to force LGBT activists and allies to pursue equality on a state-by-state basis?

Love Is Legitimate

Liz Lamoste | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Liz Lamoste

Love is legitimate, regardless of who it is between. I hope that is something that our current Supreme Court, and society at large, can see.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

Cake Wars Getting Stickier

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With all the political frenzy about both religious freedom and discrimination, the pundits always seem to come back to the same classic case: a baker contemplating whether to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Gay Marriage: The Tide Has Turned. Will the Supreme Court Listen?

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So far, the Supreme Court has been much more cautious about same-sex marriage than it was about inter-racial marriage a half-century ago. Its two rulings in June 2013 -- overturning DOMA and California's Prop 8 -- reflected the basic conservatism of the Roberts Court.

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Same Sex Marriage, Taxes and Winning the Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The first step that all seriously committed couples, same sex or heterosexual, should do is find a competent financial planner to help them plot out a well thought out strategy.

Checkerboard Justice Cannot Stand

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown, we are reminded that much like segregation, now is the time for the Supreme Court to address the important issue of the " inherently unequal" ban on same-gender marriages.

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

Virginia Gay Marriage Fight Echoes Past Battle Over Interracial Marriage

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law...

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

What's in a Naim?

Melissa Murray | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Melissa Murray

It is worth remembering that before there was Loving v. Virginia, there was Naim v. Naim and 13 years of activism and action to change hearts and minds.

On Same-Sex Marriage, the Supreme Court Chose States Rights Over Equal Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

To put the current Supreme Court's rulings in perspective, ask yourself this question: Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans?

Should the Supreme Court's Ruling on Gay Marriage Be the Same as Their Ruling on Interracial Marriage?

Matthew Johnson Harris | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Johnson Harris

Although Mark and I are not planning a wedding anytime soon, it is important that our government support and recognize that our love is as powerful and valuable as that of any heterosexual couple, just as it was for Mr. and Mrs. Loving despite their races.

What Would Mildred Loving Think About the Use of Images of Multiracial Families for Anti-LGBT Family Messages?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

I am discouraged by the fact that this children's book uses the image of one civil rights victory -- multiracial families like mine and Mildred Loving's that are headed by heterosexual couples -- to tear down families that are perceived as being wrong: families headed by same-sex couples.

Cautiously Optimistic on Gay Marriage

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In both the Proposition 8 case and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, many are hoping for sweeping rulings that put the subject to rest for all time. Personally, I don't think that's what's going to happen.

God Condemns Same-Sex Marriage? Really?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

One does not have to be a biblical scholar to know our society does not and has not followed many of the principles the Bibles dictate on issues of marriage. Let's look at some of the religious teachings, many pointing out that the institution of marriage was constructed very differently from what some today consider as "traditional."

Obama Inauguration II: Reflections on Loving and the American Experience

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

While I saw the election of Barack Obama as a reflection of real changes in attitudes, everything in my education, training, and observations of human behavior suggested that the far more dramatic changes would result from his election.

Loving v. Leviticus

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Is it not curious that so many people who oppose government regulation of the actions of corporations simultaneously demand government regulation of the actions of our living corpus?