The Loving Vs Virginia Supreme Court Decision Summary

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In “The Loving Decision,” the author makes connections between the ban on interracial sexuality (“miscegenation”) and marriage with bans on same-sex marriage. In your own words, describe the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision of 1967. (You would do well to conduct some research of this case outside the confines of Quindlen’s essay.) In June, 1958, Mildred Jeter, an African American, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian, both from Virginia, were married in the District of Columbia pursuant to its laws. After they were married, the couple returned to Virginia to resided in Caroline County. In October 1958, in the Circuit Court of Caroline County, a grand jury issued an indictment charging the interracial couple with violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriages. On January 6,…show more content…
The similarities: Although the interracial marriage law in Virginia was discontinued, discrimination against interracial couples continues today. In the little country town where I live, interracial relationships are frowned upon. However, interracial relationships are common in the city. Although same sex marriage was legalized a couple of months ago, discrimination continues to run ramped. Stories such as a deputy clerk refusing to give same sex couples a marriage license and other discrimination acts are broadcasted on the news on a daily basis. The differences: Both interracial and same sex marriage was legalized in all 50 states unlike over 50 years ago. Interracial and same sex marriages are more accepted today than 50 years ago For each of the personal narratives included in this section: What could you relate to? What did you learn that was new for you? What questions does it bring up for you? What similarities and differences do you notice in the authors’ account? How do the narratives speak to the idea of realness and gender? How do the narratives speak to various experiences of “passing” and gender? What could you relate

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