Loving Day!!!

So I totally just realized what today’s date is.  It’s June 12th.  It’s Loving Day!!!!

Loving Day is the day when interracial and intercultural relationships are celebrated in honor of Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967).  In that historic case, the United States Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute was unconstitutional.  The result was to invalidate bans on interracial marriages nationwide and legalize the marriage of Mildred Loving (of African-American and Native America descent) and Richard Perry Loving (a caucasian) along with countless other marriages.  The oral argument before the Supreme Court can be found here.

It is thanks to Loving v. Virginia that I am around today – mixed race and mixed culture and all fabulous.  And today I am planning my wedding with an Indian-American, first generation to America and my best friend and best buddy in the whole world.  Hooray for interracial and intercultural!  Hooray for Loving Day!!!

Loving Day is an organization that celebrates this event and its impact every year on the anniversary of the Loving decision.  They host a huge event in New York City, but there are tons of other events held in major cities across America – if there is one near you, you should totally check it out!

And while celebrating my parents’ and my right to marry, I want to draw attention to the white knot at the top right of my blog, which symbolizes my support for ALL people to marry, regardless of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  Find out more hereLoving was an important first step, but marriage equality does not fully exist yet.

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  1. […] side of being biracial: Loving Day is celebrated every year, which is basically one big “biracial rocks” fest.  In the […]

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