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Loving v Virginia

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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?

Marriage Equality: Our Rights Are Not Up for Debate!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While many of our political leaders debate issues of marriage equality, I do not believe that the rights of minoritized people should be up for debate and should be settled on in the voting booth.

PHOTOS: An Intimate Look At Virginia's First Legal Interracial Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Before June of 1967, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage, including Virginia, the home of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his ...

Love Will Make A Way: The Intersections Of Interracial And Same Sex Marriage

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Loving among two consenting adults that want to make a life-long commitment to one another must be recognized as a vital personal right, protected under the law, one that should be blessed and honored by the Church.

Barbara Bush Endorses Gay Marriage: A Rising Trend in the Republican Party

Grant Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Grant Lyon

Thank you Barbara Bush for supporting gay marriage. You just became the better twin in my book.

Committed: An Immigration Love Story

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir in which she chronicles her global quest for solace post-divorce, enjoyed an extensive run on the New York...

Senator Vitter on Video: I Don't Know if Loving Was Correctly Decided

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

Loving v. Virginia was a unanimous Supreme Court decision that declared state anti-miscegenation (interracial marriage) laws unconstitutional. It is simply not credible for any lawyer to claim ignorance about it.

RNC Facebook Photo Taken Down: Racist Anti-Obama Picture

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee came under fire after a user posted a controversial photo on its Facebook page. The RNC "fan" upload features a pict...

Gay Marriage And The US Supreme Court: Is It Too Soon To Petition?

The New Yorker | Margaret Talbot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a remarkable legal case opens in a San Francisco courtroom--on its way, it seems almost certain, to the Supreme Court. Perry v. Schwa...

Black Queers Are Tying the Knot

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

An idea that was once anathema to black queer identity, marriage, in our LGBTQ communities, is being celebrated and on the rise. And many of us are now proudly walking down the aisle to tie the knot.

Love, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Conor Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Conor Fortune

Senator Robert Menendez: "Our family immigration system is broken -- it has not been updated in 20 years and many families wait decades to immigrate legally to this country."

Even Same-Sex Marriage Is a Basic Civil Right

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Republicans who tolerate their party's platform calling for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage should be reminded of a similar constitutional amendment to prohibit interracial marriage.