Loving Day

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:25

Loving Day SCOTUS struck down interracial marriage bans.

Loving Day, celebrated on 6/12, marks the day the Supreme Court struck down state bans against interracial marriage. This day is named for Loving v. Virginia, the interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving.

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Writing for the majority in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that nationalized the right to marry for same-sex couples, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited another landmark case: Loving v. Virginia 1967, which struck down bans on interracial marriage. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-straight-interracial-couple-who-paved-the-way-for-gay-marriage?via=twitter_page

A new film, "Loving," tells the real-life story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the Virginia couple was arrested because interracial marriage was illegal in their home state. They appealed their case and won a landmark civil rights ruling at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Jeff Nichols and others about how they brought the love story to the screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5I_OUxnzR8&feature=youtu.be  

‪Loving 'This is loving' Featurette (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXI-8QLTldU&feature=youtu.be