It hasn’t been that long: Loving vs. Virginia #MarriageEquality

Loving v Virginia

As the US Supreme Court prepares to decide on marriage equality cases, taking a look back to one of the first cases fighting for the right to marry becomes all the more important.

In 1967, not even 50 years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Loving v. Virginia case. For those who don’t know, the aptly named Loving couple, Richard and Mildred, committed what was then considered an unlawful act; the couple — a white man and a black woman — fell in love and married.… [Read more]

It’s Loving Day!

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Happy Loving Day, everyone!

Not sure what I’m talking about?  On June 12, 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark case, Loving vs. Virginia, that  ”There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.”  In other words, prior to this date, interracial marriage was still illegal.[Read more]