May 5, 2008
Loving, of Loving v. Virginia dies
Mildred Loving, whose court battle resulted in making interracial marriage legal has died.
From her statement, made a year ago on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision:
I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.
Via Alas, a Blog
RIP, Mildred Loving.
(Cross-posted to The Reaction)