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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:15 AM

Happy Loving Day!!



Today in 1967 the "Loving" ruling was handed down. Cheers to all couples who love...and may love always conquer all!!

(As an aside, I love this pic....it's America, it's love, it's family....I could go on and on)


Effie???!!! You out there love??? I know you'd love to comment on this!

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Reply Happy Loving Day!! (Original post)
Docreed2003 Jun 13 OP
appalachiablue Jun 13 #1
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #4
elleng Jun 13 #2
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #3
elleng Jun 13 #5
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #6
elleng Jun 13 #7
appalachiablue Jun 13 #8
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #13
appalachiablue Jun 13 #19
Duppers Jun 13 #22
appalachiablue Jun 13 #27
Duppers Jun 13 #28
appalachiablue Jun 14 #29
pnwmom Jun 13 #9
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #14
Cha Jun 13 #10
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #15
appalachiablue Jun 13 #20
syringis Jun 13 #11
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #16
malaise Jun 13 #12
Docreed2003 Jun 13 #17
appalachiablue Jun 14 #30
malaise Jun 14 #31
appalachiablue Jun 14 #32
malaise Jun 14 #33
heaven05 Jun 13 #18
appalachiablue Jun 14 #34
tblue37 Jun 13 #21
Duppers Jun 13 #23
bluecollar2 Jun 13 #24
grantcart Jun 13 #25
bigtree Jun 13 #26

Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:20 AM

1. Beautiful couple & family endured despite hate, racism. Close to home.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:40 AM

4. Love conquers all!!!

That alone deserves a shoutout in this era of absolute insanity!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:27 AM

2. A great pic, a great PIC, and a great DECISION!

'These statutes also deprive the Lovings of liberty without due process of law in violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.

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.'

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/loving.html

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:39 AM

3. Excellent!!!

Love ya ellen...(you know you're my surrogate DU Mom... hope you are well!!)

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:43 AM

5. Fine, Doc!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:56 AM

6. Love your posts and save many of your recipes

Didn't want you to think that you weren't appreciated around these parts!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:58 AM

7. :hug:

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:05 AM

8. Loving v. Virginia Landmark Supreme Court Case 1967; "Loving" (2016) movie review, Huff Po.

Huff Po, "Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A New Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory," April 4, 2016

The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage. In 1958, Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a black woman, drove north from their home in Virginia to Washington, D.C., to get married. Upon returning to Virginia, they were dragged out of bed and arrested by the police. The Lovings’ marriage was not legally valid due to the state’s law barring interracial marriage. The ensuing legal battle upended the lives of the Lovings and their three children for almost a decade.

The 2016 film is beautiful in its restraint, anchored by tender moments in the couple’s life. Actors Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga bring a quiet intensity to their magnificent performances as Richard and Mildred... Loving v. Virginia was and remains an important political and historical landmark, knocking down a major pillar of Jim Crow segregation and, more recently, serving as precedent in the fight to legalize same-sex marriage. In one fell swoop, the court’s 1967 ruling, which concluded that Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage violated both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, invalidated all state laws that banned interracial marriage.



These anti-miscegenation laws, as they were known, represented one of the last existing formal mechanisms for segregation, according to Virginia Tech historian Peter Wallenstein, who has written two books on the Loving case. While many states that once had such laws had repealed them by the 1960s, interracial marriage bans remained on the books in almost the entire South, even after Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and the wave of civil rights legislation in the 1960s addressed most of the major Jim Crow laws that imposed segregation...

As the film shows, the civil rights movement was what catalyzed Mildred Loving to seek legal action. She wrote to then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who referred to her to the American Civil Liberties Union. Two of the organization’s lawyers ultimately took on the case and represented the Lovings before the high court.
“If the Lovings hadn’t come along, if Mrs. Loving hadn’t written that letter and then followed up, then we wouldn’t have a story to be talking about." —Peter Wallenstein, Virginia Tech historian.
...In its unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court determined that marriage is “fundamental to our very existence and survival.” Under the 14th Amendment, “the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations,” Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the opinion... More, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/loving-v-virginia-movie_us_581aee7ee4b0c43e6c1e2dfe

*Read, NYT, 'Mildred Loving, Who Battled Ban on Mixed-Race Marriage, Dies at 68,' May 6, 2008
https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/us/06loving.html



"Loving" Film Trailer, Actors Joel Egerton, Ruth Negga as Richard Loving & Mildred Jeter Loving of Caroline Co., Virginia.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:44 AM

13. Thank you for sharing this!! Much love!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:42 AM

19. Absolutely, a true love story and one with pain but able to rectify

longstanding hateful and harmful laws against interracial marriage, the legal status of children born of them and inheritance rights. And the movie was very well done I thought. Thank you for remembering and the post.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/us/06loving.html

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

22. Outstanding movie.

Evoking so many emotions.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:52 PM

27. The film truly captured much of the environment, times

and closeness of the couple even with the serious legal and social issues, also some harassment that they faced in rural Caroline Co., Va. where both were raised.

In 1975, Richard unfortunately died young at age 41, after his car was hit by a drunk driver and Mildred lost an eye from the accident. She missed and needed him, and passed away years later at age 68 in 2008.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:34 PM

28. 🙏 for providing those details.

It's truly sad that Richard died too young. Mildred may have lived longer had he not been killed.

I'm grateful that this court's decision has allowed thousands of couples to marry whom they choose. My son may benefit from this ruling; they're currently just cohabiting.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:47 PM

29. Yes the court's decision under CJ Warren was monumental,

and your son will be able to marry who he chooses and loves like so many others. From reading and the film, the Lovings moved to DC for a while for protection basically, but returned to their home area where they were happier.

In DC at work I met Chief Justice Warren Burger who was on the Warren court and also had major case decisions as CJ.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:18 AM

9. What a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing! n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:44 AM

14. Agreed pnwmom! Beautiful and inspiring!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:36 AM

10. Aww, Sweet! Mahalo, Docreed!




Grandson Mark Loving at left and his children.

https://shrineodreams.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/today-is-loving-day/

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:45 AM

15. Mahalo my dear Cha!!

Thanks for sharing that pic! So beautiful!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:44 AM

20. Beautiful family and great picture Cha, glad to see so many Lovings!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:10 AM

11. Hi Docreed

I love the pic !

No matter your skin color, origin, culture, religion or sexual orientation.

None of these traits has ever been, and will never be, a relevant yardstick to define a human being's value.

It is a heartbreaking in 2018, we still need to fight such nonsense!


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Response to syringis (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:46 AM

16. Thank you syringis!!

Hope you are well!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:06 AM

12. One of my favorite love stories

I loved the movie

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:47 AM

17. Mine too!

Thank you malaise!

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:49 PM

30. What a story; the movie adaptation and actors were superb. Close to home.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:52 PM

31. Took my sis, her hubby and their sons

How close to home?

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:17 PM

33. Thanks

I knew the story - it was so painful.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:23 AM

18. In that day

Last edited Fri Jun 15, 2018, 09:12 AM - Edit history (1)

those kids caught hell from whites and AA. More from the 'superior race' FOR SURE. I forgot to add, I'm one of those bi-racial human beings who grew to manhood in the 50's and 60's in ameriKKKa.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:24 PM

34. They did catch it, from avid racist necks they lived around in the country.

Theirs is an amazing and touching story, two young, decent people who only wanted to live and love.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:52 AM

21. It has always delighted me that the couple in this landmark decision had that perfect name. nt

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:19 PM

23. K & R 👏👏

Thanks to Chief Justice Earl Warren.

🙏

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:21 PM

24. I wonder if today's Supreme Court would make

The same decision?

Personally, I doubt it.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:21 PM

25. A great couple, so sad he died so young

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:31 PM

26. k&r

...I was seven.

Mom and Dad endured backlash over their marriage because of Mom's light skin, mostly indistinguishable from white Americans.

I suffered almost zero direct opposition to my own mixed marriage in our 38 years together, although we have sought to hide the fact in several situations where we feared negative judgment.

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