PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
cheetahmaster

straightforward

"On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that, 'The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men,' a 'basic civil right.' ...My generation was bitterly divided over something that should have been so clear and right. The majority believed that what the [state] judge said, that it was God's plan to keep people apart, and that government should discriminate against people in love. But I have lived long enough now to see big changes. The older generation's fears and prejudices have given way, and today's young people realize that if someone loves someone they have a right to marry."
-Mildred Loving, co-plaintiff, Loving vs. Virginia

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