Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Happy "Loving Day!" 40th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Happy Hapa Day!

Asian American Village News: "40 Years after Landmark Ruling, Interracial Marriage Flourishing
June 12 Marks 40th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia"

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that did away with a Virginia statute barring whites from marrying nonwhites, and paving the way for the nullifcation/overturning of similar bans in 15 other states.

It also paved the wave for lots more hapas, like filmmaker and frequent Village contributor, Eric Byler, who's holding a party tonight Virginia to celebrate the Loving decision. It's just one of many such celebrations taking place across the country, so hug your favorite hapa or your other-racial squeeze and hop over to LovingDay.org to find the fiesta nearest you!