Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, y'all

"Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the "wrong kind of person" for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people's civil rights."

-Mildred Loving, on 12 June 2007, the 40th anniversary of US Supreme Court's decision that the state of Virginia could not nullify Mildred's marriage to Richard Loving because they were an interracial couple.

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