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Loving vs Virginia

It Has Been 47 Years Since This Couple Helped Redefine Marriage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Their love was criminal. Mildred Jeter, a 17-year-old black woman, and Richard Loving, a 23-year-old white man, were just like any other young coup...

My Father Called

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Nadine Smith

"Unequal marriage laws were the reason you and your older brothers were born in Maine," my father told me. It was a simple statement of fact and it banged into my heart sideways.

'The Loving Story' on HBO for Valentine's Day

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

You could not find a true tale more tailor-made for Valentine's Day than the story that ended laws against interracial marriage in America in the mid-'60s. A documentary featuring archival footage and period photography, The Loving Story airs Feb. 14 on HBO.

Interracial Dating Might Spur More Black Couples To Wed

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 10.06.2011 | Black Voices

"At this point in my life," says Audrey, age 39, "I thought I'd be married with children." A native of southeast Washington, D.C., and the child of pa...

David Vitter Digs In; Won't Say if Brown was Decided Correctly

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

I guess if you ask a United States Senator if he'd like to condemn a racist judge, you reveal yourself as being "fringe."

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."

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.

NAACP National Chairman Julian Bond tells Gay America to Demand a Front Seat on the Bus (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

Bond's response to many of the biblical passages used by Christian conservatives to condemn homosexuality (including those favorite scriptures in Leviticus) is must-see TV.

Top 10: Movies with Steamy Interracial Couples

Twanna A. Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Twanna A. Hines

Sex pheromones flow freely as Americans make interracial sexytime. Since the 1967 Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision struck down anti-miscegena...

The Cutting Edge of Civil Rights: Why President Obama Must Lead on Gay Marriage

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

It was the best of elections, and it was the worst of elections. Like everyone but the Republican base, I've been savoring Obama's stunning and beauti...

Eulogy for "Marriage Evasion" in Massachusetts: 1913-2008

Edward Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Stein

On July 31, Massachusetts finally repealed a law passed in 1913 that prohibited residents from other jurisdictions from marrying in Massachusetts if they were unable to marry in their home state.

Gays, Hate, Blacks, and the Bible

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The California Court has drawn on apt precedence in voting to end a ban on gay marriage. Blacks and gays have both endured centuries of hatred based on perversions of original biblical texts.