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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.

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.

Universal Mating: The Fusion of Races

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Good News
Liaquat Ali Khan

At the present stage of human civilization, universal mating summons the courage to defy the prohibitive philosophies of racial barriers, caste separations, and color hierarchies. Interracial procreation is an act of courage in apartheid and racist societies. It is mission impossible in caste-bound communities.

Love in the Time of Israel's War on Africans

David Sheen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
David Sheen

In recent years, unchecked popular hostility towards Africans and ramped up efforts by the Israeli government to drive them all out have also taken their toll on those Israelis who have found love and started families with African asylum-seekers.

Dear Filipino Organizers Erased by the Cesar Chavez Movement

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

In the age of American ethnic diversity, it is all about representation -- a spiritual mission to bring you, our fathers, back in the light. History might have worked in favor of Chavez in the past decades, but many Filipino Americans will do what it takes to put your names in the pages of American movements.

Sticky Situations: Why Don't Hot Asians Want Each Other?

Justin Huang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

There is a certain uncomfortable undertone to all of this, and I need to ask it: Do hot Asians feel like they have to "graduate" to white people? I'd prefer not to think so. What if there's just a naturally common attraction between Asians and whites?

Everyday Loving

Regina Porter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Regina Porter

Present-day Brooklyn is a world away from Central Point, Virginia, circa 1958, but in these moments I am struck by the ease with which most of us are able to live our lives. That's when I say a quiet thank you to Mildred and Richard Loving.

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.

DOMA And The States' Rights Trap

Jackie Gardina | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

Some courts have relied on a "states' rights" argument to bolster the position that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional. "States' rights" is a weak foundation on which to build a modern civil rights movement. Individuals pushing a "states' rights" agenda have traditionally been opposed to civil rights.

New Laureate Is More Than the Sum of Her Parts

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

As the product of a union that was still a crime in Mississippi when her parents married, and of a nation still bearing the scars of its broken union, Natasha Tretheway is the voice of a history that has been largely unwritten.

Kentucky Church BANS Interracial Couples

AP | By DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 01.30.2012 | Weddings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members ...

Nanci Griffith Has A New Song You Should Hear -- Even If You're Not A Music Fan

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Howie Klein

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Nanci Griffith's beautiful and inspiring song and I want to urge you to listen to it and play it for your friends and family.

Gay Marriage: A "Loving" History

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

When it comes to most of the great social upheavals of our past, the politicians and "leaders" have generally had to be dragged kicking and screaming in the direction of change.

Barack Hussein Obama: Born To Be Hurt?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Henry Adams