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The Loving couple was committed to their interracial relationship. Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving became Mr. and Mrs. LOVING

"I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people's civil rights. 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."

--- Mildred Loving, 1939-2008

Mildred and Richard Loving Documentary Part 1/3:

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LOVING * This documentary is the definitive account of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage: Loving v. Virginia. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal-he was white, and she was black and Native American. Hope Ryden's luminous, newly discovered home movie footage of the Lovings and their feisty young lawyers and rare photography by Grey Villet are stitched together in this film from Nancy Buirski (Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq) that takes viewers behind the scenes of a pair of unlikely civil rights pioneers and their real-life love story.

HBO Documentary Films: The Loving Story - Trailer (HBO Docs):