Monday, May 14, 2007

Loving Day

June 12th
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What is Loving Day?

On June 12th, 1967, interracial couples became legal thanks to the Supreme Court decision entitled Loving v. Virginia. Before that date, states had the right to separate and punish interracial couples. These punishments included imprisonment of up to ten years. Violations included marriage, sex, and living together. This issue is a part of the civil rights movement that is too often forgotten. On June 12th of every year, celebrate your legal right to love a person of any race.
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Also, there is a movie about the couple involved in this court case called Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996) starring Timothy Hutton and Lela Rochon. It's in the basic made-for-TV film format but it does cover all the bases and is enjoyable to watch.


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