Celebrating Loving v Virginia

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June 9, 2009
There are events planned all over the country over the next week to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ruling in Loving v Virginia, which overturned all state laws against interracial marriage. Below, a few words from Mildred Loving on the freedom to marry:
When my late husband, Richard, and I got married in Washington, DC in 1958, it wasn't to make a political statement or start a fight. We were in love, and we wanted to be married. I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about.