The Loving Gets Started Early

Published:June 5, 2009 by Brendan Wolfe

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New York City plans to celebrate Loving Day this weekend, commemorating (a little early) the June 12, 1967, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia.

And yes, there are T-shirts.

This particular post is interested in associating Loving Day festivities with the politics of same-sex marriage and notes:

And with NY State soon to rule on same-sex unions—marriage equality of all types could not be more timely.

Especially since more than four decades after she made history—Mildred Loving is today one of its biggest supporters.

Sadly, however, that “is” should be a “was.” Mildred Loving died last year.

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