Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The petitioners, 14 same-sex couples and two men whose same-sex partners are deceased, filed suits in Federal District Courts in their home States, claiming that respondent state officials violate the
In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws (also known as miscegenation laws) were state laws passed by individual states to prohibit miscegenation, nowadays more commonly referred to as interracial marriage and interracial sex.
How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right. The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.
Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at much earlier dates.
TOP. Opinion. WARREN, C.J., Opinion of the Court. MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court. This case presents a constitutional question never addressed by this Court: whether a statutory scheme adopted by the State of Virginia to prevent marriages between persons solely on the basis of racial classifications violates …
Same-sex marriage laws differ from state to state. Read about the history of same-sex marriage and which states currently allow it.
Should gay marriage be legal? On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states.
A history of interracial marriage and miscegenation laws both passed and struck down in the United States, from the 1600’s to present day.
The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states. By Lydia …
The battle over inter-racial marriage in the U.S. Loving v. Virginia