Tag Archives: interracial

No Exceptions: Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court tossed out any racially based limitations on marriage in the landmark 1967 Loving v. Virginia case. In the unanimous decision, the court said that "Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the state." The above is the closing paragraph of the CNN article about the racist Louisiana judge who would not marry an interracial couple.  In my previous post "Empty Spaces/A Moment Read more [...]

Empty Spaces: A Reflection on Interracial Relationships In My Life

Today a news article about an interracial marriage being denied by a Louisiana Justice of the Peace circulated the internet (See Huffington Post).  You can read the article; it's sentiments need not be repeated here.  It's been less than 50 years since the ruling of Loving v. Virginia (1967) and regardless of the prejudice an individual might have against interracial marriage, interracial couples can marry.  That's the lay of the law.  I won't bog down this post with my desire that this same Read more [...]