Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Mildred Loving, RIP

Mildred Loving, the woman who had to go to another state to marry the man she loved, and who was the subject of Loving v. Virginia, which eventually allowed interracial marriage, died at the age of 68 from pneumonia.

It's perhaps telling that most of the arguments used against the Lovings marrying are the exact same arguments used now about gay marriage. Also: the law that the Lovings broke, and for which they were arrested, and which had to be overturned by the Supreme Court's decision on Loving v. Virginia, was called the Racial Integrity Act.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...

Rest in peace, ma'am.

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