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Mr. and Mrs. Loving....many interracial married couples owe a lot to Mildred and Richard Loving's fight to get married in Virginia.


Love is love. To me, it is sacred. No one should be denied the right to love another. This is a link to the story of Loving v. Virginia, the case that ended with laws against interracial marriage being struck down.


Virginians Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial married couple in the 1950s, changed history in 1967 with their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia. The Lovings won and interracial marriage was legalized.(Courtesy photo)

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton portray Mildred and Richard Loving, the real-life interracial couple at the center of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, in the upcoming movie “Loving.” Negga, who also stars in AMC’s “Preacher,” says it was “a beautiful thing” to prepare for the role by watching the real-life Lovings interact in archival footage.

Much like Mildred & Richard Loving, @lancebass & @michaelturchinart truly are #amBASSadors for love. The pivotal ruling of Loving vs Virginia reversed anti-miscegenation laws in 16 different states, and much like Obergefell v. Hodges did for same-sex marriage last summer, made it illegal to deprive the couples marriage licenses. Thank you to all involved in the fight for #freedomtomarry. Thank you for #makinglifebeautiful.


While it is undeniable the change Richard and Mildred brought about in Virginia, Loving vs Virginia reminded me that theirs is a love story at heart. Read my review here: Loving vs Virginia: a love story


Loving v. Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving fought against the state of Virginia for their right to be married. photo by Grey Villet,

from CBC News

Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols, stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Mildred and Richard Loving, whose interracial marriage got them exiled from Virginia and eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1967 ruling Loving v. Virginia.