Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mildred Loving at the Supreme Court

Mildred Jeter Loving and Richard Loving, 1965.

Mildred Jeter Loving and her husband, Richard, refused to accept Virginia's ban on interracial marriage.

Their opposition to the racist marriage laws of Fairfax, Virginia (now the richest County in America), led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that, in 1967, struck down similar racist marriage laws across the country.

Yes, the current President of the United States is the product of a marriage that was illegal in many states back when he was born.


That was then, this is now, and a similar ban on same sex marriage is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

May the spirit of Mildred Jeter Loving look down on the Supreme Court and guide their hand.

Let Loving guide the way.

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