National Loving Day 2020
Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of 1967 the United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. Loving Day originated with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. Loving Day marks a significant event in history. It is a glorious victory for freedom and a big step forward in human rights for everyone affected by the decision.
History About Loving Day:
Loving Day originated with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. It was the story of a real couple’s love. Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving grew up in Virginia, USA. They fell in love and decided to get married. Reportedly, Mildred did not realize that interracial marriage was illegal, and they were arrested a few weeks after they returned to their hometown north of Richmond, Virginia. Richard and Mildred went to trial, and the judge found them guilty and sentenced them to jail term three years. The Lovings moved to Washington, D.C., and began legal action by writing to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, explaining their life and difficulties that they were facing as an interracial couple in Washington. Ultimately, after nine years of struggle, the Lovings won the right to live together as husband and wife in their home state of Virginia, where they lived with their three children.
Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the court majority opinion that “the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State.”
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National Loving Day 2020 Quotes
“Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man’, fundamental to our very existence and survival. …Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not to marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the state. These convictions must be reserved.”
“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”
“I think it’s something that needs to be said – that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there’s nothing wrong with it.” – Tia Mowry
“It’s wasn’t to make a political statement or start a fight. We were in love, and we wanted to be Married.” – Mildred Loving, on her marriage to Richard Loving
“She loves everyone else here enough that she is willing to let them see all of who she is in this moment.” – Mat Johnson, Loving Day
“Under our Constitution, The Freedom to Marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State.” – Chief Justice Earl Warren
“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroy us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho
“People look at interracial couples through their own, distorting racial lens. It doesn’t matter what form they take.” – Mat Johnson, Loving Day
“When you are dealing with humanity as a family there’s no question of integration or intermarriage. It’s just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living another and with another human being. ” – Malcom X
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin
“Love is blind despite the world’s attempt to give it eyes.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
National Loving Day is a great opportunity to acknowledge the fact that love does not discriminate, and that millions of families throughout the U.S. and around the world consist of multiple races and ethnicities. Happy National Loving Day!