The Loving Story By Writers Nancy Buirski And Susie Ruth Powell

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The Loving Story by writers Nancy Buirski and Susie Ruth Powell is based around Mildred Loving and her husband Richard Loving, a mixed-marriage couple in Virginia. Mildred is half African-American and Cherokee and Richard is White and together they committed miscegenation by marrying each other and living in Caroline County, VA. In 1958 they were arrested and Court of Virginia banished them and made them leave the state. They relocated however, they wasn’t satisfied with the busy city streets of Washington, D.C. Which resulted in Mildred writing a concerning, heartfelt, and detailed letter to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. He wrote her back suggesting she get in touch with the American Civil Liberties Union. On June 12, 1967, The Supreme Court made a unanimous decision; “Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State”. (Buirski and Powell). The Loving versus Virginia case overturned bans against interracial marriage in 16 states. After nine years of exile from Virginia, they was finally welcomed back. Although the outcome was successful, the Loving family still struggled with the journey to fight for their rights to be married and live together. Today, that struggle to fight for human rights has veered towards the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender LGBT community. Do the LGBT community have the same basic human rights as interracial couples? Well,

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