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Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Loving Day


It was 48 years ago today that, by striking down the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 in the case of Loving v. Virginia, the US Supreme Court made it legal for people of different races to be married to each other in the United States.

Yeah, no seriously, it was illegal until 1967.

In fact, Alabama still had a law against mixed-race marriage on the books until 2000, despite the Supreme Court's decision. It finally got removed through a ballot initiative, where an amazing 60% voted in favour of removal.

Progress, eh?


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