MTV Act | Loving Day

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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 6:54pm -- eddien
Title: 
FIGHT RACIAL PREJUDICE TODAY + CELEBRATE LOVING DAY'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Show, Series, or Section: 
ACT: Every Action Counts
Press Date: 
06/12/2013
Press Category: 
Article
Author: 
Danica Davidson

Many people are waiting to hear how the Supreme Court decides on same-sex marriage, but not everyone realized that until recently people of different races could have trouble marrying in America. Loving v. Virginia changed this on June 12, 1967, and today the Loving Day Project marks its 10th annual Loving Day celebration.

Back when Barack Obama’s parents got married, interracial marriage was illegal in 22 of the states. *picks jaw up from floor* These days, one in seven weddings are interracial, and multiracial children are a growing demographic. Loving Day is about celebrating the rights of couples to marry whomever they love and for all families to thrive. It’s a day for educating others and taking a stand against prejudice. You can also use Loving Day (I can’t get over how perfect that name is) to learn more about your own family’s cultural history.