In this desert, all this lightand memory. Briefest moment, your hand on my hipbone, your lungs…
Happy Loving Day, the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court striking down all remaining state laws still prohibiting interracial marriage on June 12, 1967 in the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia, stating that these state laws were unconstitutional. Sixteen states still outlawed interracial marriage when Mildred and Richard Loving Brough their case against the state of Virginia. June 12th, the anniversary of their ruling, is celebrated across the United States as Loving Day, in honor of mixed-race couples, and in honor, of course, of love.
Because love knows no bounds, and because love makes boldness and bravery beautiful, and necessary. And because love, true and abiding love, always wins.
All peace to each one of you. Dora