Happy Loving Day 2010

Mildred and Richard Loving

Loving Day is a celebration of the Supreme Court decision on June 12th, 1967 to allow people of any ethnic background to marry people of any ethnic background.  Of course it would take another thirty-three years for the unconstitutionality of laws forbidding marriage between people of a different race to become enforced in all fifty states.   The name, Loving Day comes from the original interracial couple: Richard and Mildred Loving who took their case to the Supreme Court when they were ordered by the state of Virginia to move out of Virginia, or go to jail after they married. For a compelling look at their story, and resources to connect you to Loving Day activities, or how to host your own please see this link to the newly founded popular and successful site Mixed and Happy. Continue reading “Happy Loving Day 2010”