Happy Loving Dayby Doug Mataconis
A victory for personal freedom, 41 years ago today:
On this date in 1967, the US Supreme Court decided the case of Loving v. Virginia, striking down Virginia’s anti-misegenation statute. Mildred Loving passed away on May 2 of this year, promting a flurry of moving obituaries. As John Ridley noted on NPR’s morning edition, Barak Obama was born of a mixed race marriage in 1961 — during a time when several states would send cops to break into the bedrooms of and arrest people like his parents.
Times certainly have changed.
For the better.
H/T: Freedom Democrats