Monday, June 12, 2006

Today is Loving Day

Claire Light's blog gave me the story: Loving Day celebrates the US Supreme Court ruling in Loving v. Virginia (handed down June 12, 1967), which overturned all "antimiscegenation" laws in the US. It's a bit shocking to realize that not even forty years ago, marrying someone of another race was illegal many places in this country.

My aunt was married to a man of a different race a few years later, in New York state. I believe the laws had already been changed there before the Loving verdict, but I could be wrong. So, in memory of that marriage (and of my uncle Ray, who I barely knew) and especially in celebration of my cousin Rachael (and her own marriage), a happy Loving Day to you all.

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