Loving v. Virginia News
Supreme Court Ends Same-Sex Marriage Ban
In a close 5-4 decision, the nation's highest court ruled that the constitution's 14th amendment requires states to allow marriage between same-sex couples.
Same-Sex Couples Waste No Time in Virginia
Happy couples filled Virginia courthouses as the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Gay Marriage: One Step Closer to the Supreme Court? Here's Why Virginia Matters
Though the Supreme Court issued a major opinion concerning gay rights in 2013, it has so far sidestepped the issue of whether states can ban gay marriages. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling today striking down Virginia’s strict marriage laws brought the issue one step closer...
Meet the Women Behind the Supreme Court’s Controversial Affirmative Action Decision
Behind the scenes of every controversial Supreme Court decision are real people: Homer Plessy, of Plessy v. Ferguson . Oliver Brown, of Brown v. Board of Education . Mildred Loving, of Loving v. Virginia. And this week’s landmark decision was no different. The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on
Everything You Need to Know About Virginia's Gay Marriage Ruling
A federal judge late Thursday night struck down Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage, saying that two laws and a constitutional amendment “unconstitutionally deny Virginia’s gay and lesbian citizens the fundamental freedom to choose to marry.” Here’s everything you need to know about the case,...
A German P.O.W and Black Nurse Marry During Jim Crow
Before Loving v. Virginia, a Couple's Unlikely Love in during a Troubled Time
Intermarriage Isn't All That Radical Anymore
The conversation around interracial dating has become boring to many young people who shrug off the topic with an eye roll and a collective sigh of "who still cares." (Full disclosure: I'm a half Hispanic woman dating a half Asian man.) But how quickly things have changed. Fifty years ago,
Interracial Marriages Reach All-Time High
Young Americans are changing the look of the American family with a dramatic increase in interracial marriage ABC's Davis has the news tonight. This new data from the Pew Research Center to support the idea that love really is colorblind at the country has become more Kind of old taboos and and and
Black History: Virginia Wasn't Always for Lovers
While on assignment for Life magazine in 1965, photographer Grey Villet, who created some of the most poignant photo essays in his 17-year tenure with the publication, traveled to Virginia to photograph convicted felons Richard Loving and his wife, Mildred. Richard and Mildred Loving with...
24 Supreme Court Cases Every Presidential Candidate Should Know
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry referred to Justice Sonia Sotomayor as "Montemayor" and mistakenly referred to the eight members of the Supreme Court (there are nine), he was forgiven by some. But when he forgot the name of the landmark gay rights case decided while he was governor, eyes began to roll.