Loving V. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage (Hardcover)

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In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in Loving vs. 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?


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521198585
ISBN-10: 0521198585
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English