Book Release: Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, Marriage

Book Release: Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, Marriage

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | King Hall Room 2303 | 12:00 PM

Rose Villazor, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

The Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA) presents Professor Rose Villazor and her new book, “Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage.” In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional inLoving 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? Featuring discussion by King Hall Professors Rose Villazor, Anupam Chander, and Courtney Joslin. This public lecture is co-sponsored by CILC.