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Loving v Virginia

Artist Paints Interracial Couples Just Being, Together

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.20.2017 | Arts

In the early 1990s, painter Kerry James Marshall created a series of paintings depicting black love ― a subject that, despite being glaringly simple...

Watch How On-Screen Interracial Relationships Evolved To Give Us 'Get Out'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.06.2017 | Black Voices

Last month, the social horror film “Get Out” was No. 1 at the box office and gained the rare, coveted 100 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tom...

How Loving v. Virginia Blazed The Trail For Sweet Love Stories Like This One

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.24.2017 | OWN

When the historic Loving v. Virginia case legalized interracial marriage in America in 1967, it changed the lives of countless individuals ― many of...

Stunningly Realistic Portrayal of Racism and Love in the 20th Century

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 11.05.2016 | Teen

This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Lovi...

Here's The History Behind 'Loving,' A New Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― “Loving,” a film from writer-director Jeff Nichols (”Midnight Special,” “Take Shelter”) that opens in theaters on Friday, t...

Jeff Nichols on the True Love Story Behind "Loving"

Nell Minow | Posted 10.31.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Jeff Nichols wrote and directed "Loving," based on the story of the inter-racial couple whose case led to the Supreme Court's 1967 decision invalidati...

Finally, Interracial Couple Emojis Make Their Debut!

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Black Voices

Emojis just became more inclusive than ever. Thanks to the upcoming film “Loving,” people will be able to share emojis featuring couples of all ra...

Richard Pryor's Daughter Opens Up About The Racism Her Family Faced In Beverly Hills

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.18.2016 | OWN

When Rain Pryor was born in 1969, her father, Richard Pryor, had already begun transitioning from a relatively mild joke-telling comedian to a fearles...

Breathtaking 'Loving' Trailer Introduces The Love Story That Made History

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices

The official trailer for the upcoming film “Loving” has been released, and it’s a beautiful testimony to the power of love to overcome racial di...

It's The Supreme Court, Stupid

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Those who have studied the role of the Supreme Court in American life understand above all this November's election is about who will nominate and confirm the next Justices.

30 Interracial Couples Show Why Their Love Matters

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

Interracial relationships are beautiful. This country didn't always think so, however, since it wasn't until less than 50 years ago that it became leg...

#ThisIsLoving: Celebrating Multiracial Love and Relationships

Ken Tanabe | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Ken Tanabe

At this moment, there is a White House petition to officially recognize Loving Day. That recognition would be deeply meaningful to tens of millions of multiracial Americans and families. It would be a historic celebration of an underrepresented community.

"Loving v. Virginia" Is Relevant Nearly 50 Years Later

Williesha Morris | Posted 05.06.2016 | Black Voices
Williesha Morris

Whether or not you support interracial or same-sex marriage, it's kind of amazing that this case - this unassuming couple - have changed the lives of millions of people over 40 years later. The two fights for marriage equality parallel each other, even though they have differences.

Bigotry and Repression in 'Religious' Guise

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.15.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.

U.S. Constitution: Public Officials Wanted, Willingness to Follow the Law a Must

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

As evidenced by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky and several presidential candidates, apparently some public officials either don't know or don't care that when they act on behalf of the government, they are obliged to follow federal law.

The President Sings of Grace

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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 06.28.2016 | Politics
Mark Green


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 06.28.2016 | 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 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.05.2016 | 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.