Woman who helped make legal black/white marriage on gay marriage

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    Nov 08, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    Perhaps this has been mentioned before, but I'll mention it again. The 1967 Loving vs. Virginia Supreme Court case ended race-based laws on marriage. I don't normally put much faith in Wikipedia, but you should read up on what they have (the info, surprisingly, is pretty darn accurate):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia#cite_note-8

    Anyhow, on the verdict's 40th anniversary (6/12/07), Mildred Loving said this about gay marriage:

    "Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the "wrong kind of person" for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people's civil rights
    I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about".


    Amen there, Mildred.
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    Nov 08, 2008 3:59 AM GMT
    Very pertinent quote.
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    Nov 08, 2008 6:17 AM GMT
    Aw!!! I've thought of her a lot this week. I imagine she understands us more than any other non-gay person out there. If only the courts and it's citizens viewed us in the same light.
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    Nov 08, 2008 9:38 AM GMT
    People that seem to disapprove or not understand the anger of some gays towards prop 8 really are missing the point. Ironically this straight woman understands better than some queers and much more than the religious pundits. Don't trample on the love between two people like it was some kind of trash! icon_mad.gif

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    Nov 08, 2008 11:05 AM GMT
    That broke my heart and made me cry
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    Nov 08, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    BioMatty saidThat broke my heart and made me cry
    and just imagine how people in that situation have felt in the past and perhaps today. Such indignity people have for the pure and simple act of love and caring of two Gay people.
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    Nov 08, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    I agree. That is a heartfelt and meaningful statement from Mildred Loving.
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    Nov 09, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    the video above was "If These Walls Could Talk 2" btw in case anyone wants to netflix it.