Monday, June 13, 2011

Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

CR asks, “What if you were not able to marry the person you love?”

Are you in a mixed race marriage? Do you know of a mixed race couple?

Prior to June 12th, 1967 it was illegal from a man and a women who were not of the same race to marry in the United States.
Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967) , was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute, the “Racial Integrity Act of 1924“, unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

Go to CR’s blog for more commentary on this anniversary.

One day everyone will be allowed to marry the one they love.

One day, everyone will be allowed to marry everyone they love.

The marriage police bigots long ago lost their fight to keep heterosexual nonconsanguineous interracial couples from marrying. They are rapidly losing their ban on monogamous same-sex marriage, and they’re going to lose their ban on polygamous and consanguineous marriages, too. We will keep moving towards full marriage equality.
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