It was exactly 41 years ago today that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Virginia's anti-miscegenation law was unconstitutional. The case that prompted this ruling was Loving v. Virginia - a case in which an African-American and Native American (Rappahannock) woman, Mildred Delores Jeter, married a Caucasian man, Richard Perry Loving, in the District of Columbia. They got married in DC in order to avoid the Racial Integrity Act, a Virginia state law banning marriages between any white person and any non-white person.
Let's celebrate the progress that we've made, and understand how far we have to go, to see each and every person as an equal part of humanity. And let's work to keep the government out of the business of who we love and how we love them. Let's work for true marriage equality.