June 07, 2004

What is Loving Day?

VIA Alaina by way of Anil:

What is Loving Day?

On June 12th, 1967, interracial couples became legal thanks to the Supreme Court decision entitled Loving v. Virginia. Before that date, states had the right to separate and punish interracial couples. These punishments included imprisonment of up to ten years. Violations included marriage, sex, and living together. This issue is a part of the civil rights movement that is too often forgotten. On June 12th of every year, take a moment and reflect on your legal right to love a person of any race.

I'm in an inter-racial relationship (we met online 9/11 ... in 2000) and was born in 1967. Just a coincidence? Hmmm...

Posted by ronn at June 7, 2004 09:12 PM

...and such a nice couple too!!! Posted by: James on June 8, 2004 07:13 PM
LOL You talking about me and my baby or the Lovings?! ;-) Posted by: ronn [TypeKey Profile Page] on June 8, 2004 08:49 PM
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