9781139043298 (ebook) 9780521198585 (hardback) 9780521147989 (paperback)
In 1967, the US Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia. Although this case promotes marital freedom and racial equality, there are still significant legal and social barriers to the free formation of intimate relationships. Marriage continues to be the sole measure of commitment, mixed relationships continue to be rare, and same-sex marriage is only legal in 6 out of 50 states. Most discussion of Loving celebrates the symbolic dismantling of marital discrimination. This book, however, takes a more critical approach to ask how Loving has influenced the 'loving' of America. How far have we come since then and what effect did the case have on individual lives?
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Formatted Contents Note
The legacy of Loving / John DeWitt Gregory and Joanna L. Grossman Telling stories of love, sex, and race / Jason A. Gillmer Loving in Indian territory : tribal miscegenation law in historical perspective / Carla D. Pratt American mestizo : Filipinos and antimiscegenation laws in California / Leti Volpp Perez v. Sharp and the limits of Loving / Robin A. Lenhardt The multiracial epiphany, or how to erase an interracial past / Kevin Noble Maillard Love at the margins : the racialization of sex and the sexualization of race / Camille A. Nelson The crime of loving : Loving, Lawrence, and beyond / I. Bennett Capers What's Loving got to do with it? : law shaping experience and experience shaping law / Renée M. Landers Fear of a "brown" planet / Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman Black pluralism in post-Loving America / Taunya Lovell Banks Political blackness : a sociopolitical construction / Angelique Davis Finding a Loving home / Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Jacob Willig-Onwuachi Racially inadmissible wives / Rose Cuison Villazor The military and interracial marriage / Nancy K. Ota Loving across the miles : binational same-sex marriages and the Supreme Court / Victor C. Romero Black v. gay : centering LBGT people of color in civil marriage debates / Adele M. Morrison Beyond the Loving analogy : the independent logic of same-sex marriage / Rachel F. Moran The end of marriage / Tucker B. Culbertson.