Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Loving Day!

Did you know that today is Loving Day?

Loving Day marks the anniversary of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Loving vs. Virginia, which officially legalized interracial marriage throughout the United States. Up until that historic decision, it was illegal for people of different races to marry in 16 states.

Isn't that crazy? Just 41 years ago, a number of states, stating that it was immoral and denigrated the sanctity of marriage, forbade consenting adults to enjoy the same rights and privileges others had simply because of the way they were born. Sound familiar?

::looking up and whistling::

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3 Comments:

Blogger Not Hannah said...

You rock. In fact, I DIDN'T know that it was Loving Day. *Runs off to make a post.*

10:46 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I didn't know either until I heard it on NPR this morning. So really, they rock. But thanks anyway!

11:04 AM  
Blogger ryssee said...

Kinda like gay marriage these days. I'm proud to say I live in a state in which anyone can literally marry anyone they want to marry (well, as long as they're of age!)

10:04 PM  

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