Tuesday, June 12, 2007

40 Years of Interracial Awesomeness

From the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Loving v. Virginia, handed down on this day 40 years ago:

Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

These convictions must be reversed.

It is so ordered.

Kind of gets me misty-eyed, you know? I'm not even kidding.

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Blogger Mix76 said...

Its crazy to think about all the *ish our parents had to put up with back then just for loving someone.

Nice post man.

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