National Loving Day

June 12, 2021

June 12 - National Loving Day

What Is National Loving Day?

The Loving v. Virginia decision stated “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.” This decision effectively ended the laws against interracial marriage.

When Is National Loving Day?

National Loving Day celebrates the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia on June 12, 1967.

History Of National Loving Day

National Loving Day is the anniversary of the decision that allowed for interracial marriage in the United States. Though it is not an official government recognised holiday, there are movements that aim to achieve such status.

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