A. Barton Hinkle Says Gay Marriage Is Loving v. Virginia All Over Again



Foes of gay marriage — a shrinking cohort — do not like comparisons to interracial marriage. The reason is obvious: Everyone now recognizes that prohibitions against interracial marriage, which the Supreme Court struck down in the aptly named Loving v. Virginia, were completely irrational and thoroughly unjust. If the analogy with gay marriage is valid, A. Barton Hinkle asserts, then that debate is over.