Tuesday May 6, 2008

Dead at 68—Woman Who Helped End Ban on MIXED-RACE Marriages... She Said GAYS Should Be Able to Get Hitched, Too!

Today it became known that Mildred Loving (what a wonderful name) died earlier in the week at age 68.

Back in 1967, she and her white husband, Richard, went all the way to the Supreme Court to overturn state laws against mixed-race marriages.

Several years before the trial, Virginia police busted into the couple's home and threw them into jail for violating the state's Racial Integrity Law.  How creepy... shades of Nazi Germany...

Here's the final paragraph of her New York Times obituary. 

 What a sweet soul!  Makes you wanna cry... 

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