On this day in 1967, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision on the case Loving v. Virginia. The case was brought by Mildred and Richard Loving, a mixed black and Native woman and a white man who had been sentenced to a year in prison each for getting married, under Virginia’s anti-interracial marriage laws.
Police raided their home in the middle of the night, hoping to discover them having sex, which would confer an additional criminal charge. When the Lovings pointed out their marriage license (issued in Washington DC, where the marriage was legal), it was used in court as evidence against them, as marriage between a person considered white and a person considered non-white was at this time a felony.
They plead guilty and were told that their sentence would be suspended (not carried out) if they left the state. They did so, moving to DC, but faced so much trouble trying to visit relatives in Virginia (as they could not live or travel together there, under threat of a year in prison) that they appealed the ruling.
The court decided in favor of the Lovings, declaring laws against interracial marriage to be unconstitutional. This case was a landmark Civil Rights victory, and it happened only 47 years ago.
Same Sex Marriage Debate
My friend, Sean, debated Same Sex Marriage today… Geat job Sean.
I saw a photo like this a few months ago and I knew I wanted to make one with Gary. With all the stuff going on with Chick-fil-A, I thought now was a good time. Really makes you think, doesn’t it?
In honor of Tuesday’s ruling on Prop 8 being found unconstitutional, I took a step in moving closer to crossing an item off my bucket list… officiating a same-sex marriage. I am now an ordained minister, so give me a call Kurt and Blaine.
THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!
Three years ago today, I married my best friend in the whole world under a beautiful tree in front of all of our amazing family and friends.
I love you so much Gary! I am so proud and honored to be your wife and I can’t wait to start a family with you soon.
30 Day Song Challenge
Day 7 - Song that reminds you of a certain event
Elvis Presley - I Can’t Help Falling in Love
This is the song that played as I walked down the aisle at my wedding. I love Elvis. My wedding had some Elvis themes to it. The day of our wedding, August 16th is the day that Elvis died. I didn’t know it at the time I planned the wedding, but it worked out. I knew that I wanted to walk down the aisle to Elvis, and this was the 1st song that I thought of. It was perfect. And I loved it. Happiest day of my life.