Monday, May 5, 2008

Mildred Loving Passes Away

Mildred Loving passed away on Friday, according to a statement by her daughter

Mildred and Richard Loving were just a young couple in love, but managed to make history - not to mention society better. The interracial couple was criminally charged in Virginia for their union. They plead guilty, but later legally challenged the ruling. In one of the most ironically named legal cases ever, Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court ruled that states couldn't restrict marriage based on race, opening the door nationwide for interracial marriage.

Mildred, may St. Peter have opened the gate wide for you.

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