National Loving Day

Richard and Mildred Loving

In the United States, June 12 is National Loving Day, commemorating the date 50 years ago when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to disband all anti-miscegenation laws. In the decision, Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote, “We have consistently denied the constitutionality of measures which restrict the rights of citizens on account of race.” Liber Oz says “Man has the right to love as he will.”

Learn more:

American Civil Liberties Union: Loving v. Virginia.

Oyez: Loving v. Virginia.

Time: The History Behind Loving Day.

People Magazine: The Real Story Behind Loving: How an Interracial Couple’s Landmark Fight for Their Right to Wed Made History — and Inspired the Film Earning Oscar Buzz.

New York Times: Mildred Loving, Who Battled Ban on Mixed-Race Marriage, Dies at 68.

Motto: Why the Lessons of Loving are Still Relevant Today.

PBS News Hour video: In ‘Loving,’ an American story about a marriage worth fighting for.

Richard and Mildred Loving


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