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Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:15pm -- eddien
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Happy Loving Day: Now SCOTUS Needs to Finish The Job
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The Underground Lair of Vita Brevis
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06/12/2013
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Vita Brevis

46 years ago today, SCOTUS ensured that some 24 years hence, my marriage was legal in all 50 states. If you're unfamiliar with the case Loving v Virginia, the summary is: black woman and white man fell in love got married, their home state said their marriage wasn't legal, case got to SCOTUS, their name, appropriately enough was Loving, SCOTUS said, their marriage was legal and individual states couldn't tell them it wasn't.

Mildred and Richard Loving didn't set out to make civil rights history; they didn't aspire to be heroes. They did both and I thank them for it.