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virginia is for...

Here's an obituary for Mildred Jeter Loving, one of the plaintiffs in Loving v. Virginia, a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down bans on interracial marriage. It's a great piece about ordinary people who inadvertantly found themselves making history, as is this appreciation.


Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Yep, and this is why I call for marriage equality for same-sex couples, now. "Changing the definition of marriage?" Yep, but it has been done many times in history. Otherwise the polygamy cult in your neck of the woods (TX anyway) would not be investigated for criminal indictments for child marriages, but would be seen as normal.

At the time Loving v. Virginia was decided, interracial marriage was forbidden in SIXTEEN U.S. States!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:40:00 AM


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