James | Loving Day

James

Wed, 06/24/2009 - 8:45pm -- James
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
California
Country: 
United States
Age: 
32
Occupation: 
Yoga Instructor

On Saturday, June 13th, 2009, twenty singles and people in interracial relationships met up in the garden of our apartment in Oakland to grill up food, enjoy veggies from the garden, enjoy each others company, and to commemorate the Supreme Court decision that won us all the right to marry interracially. In a brief speech I gave some background about the Lovings and the battle they took all the way to the Supreme Court. Ana, my partner, read a quote from Mildred Loving in which Mildred states that everyone should be allowed to marry they person they cherish, regardless of race, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. Everyone was moved to speak about their own stories and to share their views on race relations today. It was a powerful evening that I feel honored to have been a part of.