Milestone: More freedom-to-marry states now than when SCOTUS ruled in ‘Loving v. Virginia’

We will soon have won more freedom-to-marry states for same-sex couples (35) than we had won for interracial couples prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling in Loving v. Virginia (34).

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Reflecting on the 47th anniversary of ‘Loving v. Virginia’ at the Supreme Court

Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, a landmark ruling that declared bans on interracial marriage in the United States unconstitutional.

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46 years ago, SCOTUS ruled against marriage discrimination in ‘Loving v. Virginia’

Today, as we reflect on the 46th anniversary of the momentous Loving v. Virginia decision, which declared bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional, we hope that this month, we have another landmark marriage victory to celebrate.

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The NAACP supports same-sex couples’ freedom to marry

On Saturday, during the organization's board meeting, the NAACP approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry, stating that advocating for marriage equality is consistent with the organization's 103-year history of committing to equal protection under the law.

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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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9th Circuit Perry v. Schwarzenegger hearing: analysis and discussion

Adam Bink gives a summary of reactions from across the political spectrum to yesterday's Prop 8 Oral Arguments.

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Evan Wolfson receives APA/AGLP John Fryer Award

Evan Wolfson received the John Fryer Award last month at APA's Institute on Psychiatric Services in Boston.

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Marriage and the court of public opinion

Once, Americans were overwhelmingly against interracial marriage. Court rulings helped change that.

Will it be the same with marriage for same-sex couples?

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The freedom to marry is a fundamental right

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Menachem Rosensaft: "We must never lose sight of the fact that divisive rhetoric and demagoguery have consequences. The delegitimization or demonization of any group threatens our society as a whole."

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Voice for Equality: Seth MacFarlane

Writer and producer Seth MacFarlane: "They'll [marriage equality opponents] just have to sulk in a corner and accept the fact that gays will be able to marry each other. Every civil-rights conflict—black people, women—comes to an end in the right way."

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