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  1. Dave says

    Happy Anniversary Loving v. Virginia. May you live long and happy lives. Now it is time to for all people who love each other to freely be able to get married in America, that includes gay people. The time has come for Equal and Civil Rights for LGBT people in America, don’t make them have to take their fight to the streets to get it.

  2. UFFDA says

    Sometime names seem to have an independent life. I rejoice in the irony of “Loving” vs. Virginia, that loving won, that it does and that if we will allow it to do so it will for us as well.

  3. Mary says

    As I heard the story told, Mr. Loving wasn’t in the courtroom for the decision. His attorneys asked him what message he wanted them to relay to the judges for him. He replied “Tell them I love my wife.”

    I can’t think of a more perfect reply!

    Incidentally, Mrs. Loving, who died in May of 2008, was a supporter of marriage equality.

  4. Sarm says

    A glorious day when the evil that is Christianity suffered another defeat, and their bigotry against interracial unions could no longer be upheld as law.

  5. Jude says

    Happy Anniversary!

    Everyone should listen to these words by Mildred Loving (here read by Phyllis Newman): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoZRrixLLSE

    Here’s an excerpt of it:

    “Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the ‘wrong kind of person’ for me to marry. 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.”

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