Loving Day’ LOVING V. VIRGINIA

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June 12, 2015 by socialaction2014

Loving Day’ marks 48th anniversary of legal interracial marriage

 

http://newstome.blog.ajc.com/2015/06/12/loving-day-marks-48th-anniversary-of-legal-interracial-marriage/

Loving Day celebrates national legalization of interracial marriage

 

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/06/12/loving-day-celebrates-national-legalization-of-interracial-marri/21195043/

LOVING V. VIRGINIA: THE CASE OVER INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

https://www.aclu.org/loving-v-virginia-case-over-interracial-marriage

Loving v. Virginia

Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967),[1] is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidatedlaws prohibiting interracial marriage.
The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the state’s anti-miscegenation statute, the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited marriage between people classified as “white” and people classified as “colored“. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision determined that this prohibition was unconstitutional, reversing Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
The decision was followed by an increase in interracial marriages in the U.S., and is remembered annually on Loving Day, June 12. It has been the subject of two movies, as well as several songs. Beginning in 2013, it was cited as precedent in U.S. federal court decisions holding restrictions on same-sex marriage in the United States unconstitutional.

Background

Anti-miscegenation laws in the United States had been in place in certain states since before the United States declared independence. At the time that the decision was made, 17 states, all southern States, had such laws.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia

The Fight, Mildred Loving Story

This is a short documentary of how a black woman fought the legal system alongside her white husband to be able to legally be together as husband and wife in 1958- 1967.

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Loving v. Virginia: No Longer a Black and White Story

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