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Fight over same-sex marriage echoes decades-old battle of Loving v. Virginia

Sunday, April 6, 2014
AP (File)In 1958, two Virginia residents, Mildred Loving, a black woman, and her white husband, Richard Loving (seen here in a Jan.    26, 1965 photo), went to Washington to get married. After they returned to Central Point, their hometown in rural Caroline County north of Richmond, police raided their home and arrested them. They avoided jail time by agreeing to leave Virginia _ the only home they'd known _ for 25 years.  To some people in Virginia, the legal fight over whether same-sex marriages should be allowed has an echo in the state’s old law banning marriage between white and black people.
WASHINGTON — To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law banning marriage between white and black people. But opponents of gay marriage reject the comparison. [...]

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‘Loving’ and the fight for marriage equality, on the eve of Prop 8 motion to vacate

Sunday, June 12, 2011
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On this day, 44 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia struck down laws that forbade African Americans and whites from marrying. [...]

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