Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Loving Day.

June 12 is Loving Day ….. the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which declared that all laws in the U.S. that banned interracial marriage were unconstitutional.
The case was named for Mildred and Richard Loving whom I wrote about in an earlier post when Mildred died. [Mildred Loving, Who Battled Ban on Mixed-Race Marriage, Dies at 68.]
Prior to this 1967 case, marriage between a "white" and a Filipina - such as ours- would have been illegal in the State of Georgia.
For more on Loving Day, there's a web site you can go to.......

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