June 12 marks the 52nd anniversary of Loving v. Virginia , the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional. The Lovings were found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail, but the trial judge agreed to suspend the sentence if the Lovings agreed to leave the state of Virginia and not return for 25 years. The couple and their lawyers took the case to the Supreme Court, a legal process that upended their lives as well as the lives of their three children for almost a decade. To celebrate the watershed moment, we asked our readers to tell us why Loving v. Virginia still matters today and to share the one word that describes their marriage. See what they had to say below.
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But having spent a majority of my life living in Central Pennsylvania, I am actually the minority: the dark-haired, tan-skinned, brown-eyed girl in a field of blondes and blues. Having recently moved to South Florida from Central Pennsylvania- I have to admit that the cultural diversity here has been a breath of fresh air. The other day I was exploring the streets of Miami, when I noticed something unusual for me: everyone looked different. In one short day I interacted with strangers whose cultural backgrounds ranged from Asian to Central America to African, European and Middle Eastern-and those who were something in between. Through our differences God reveals so much of His creativity and majesty. As believers, we should be pioneers when it comes to creating a community of diversity. Separation still lingers, and inevitably taints the body of Christ as we know it. Fear of change, fear of differences, fear of the unknown.
Anonymous, you are right. She's told me the church is one of the most important things to her, but from what I've researched already there's no way I would subject my future children to this culture. What do you think is a reasonable expectation for how much time you will spend together, how often you will talk, etc. I really admire all of you here, who are married but live a very lonely live. Why not rather find yourself a rich sugardaddy and leave the docs alone. The church is very important to her. Be prepared for divorce.
Life After Mormonism Chat. Ok, so what concerns do you have about the biggest difference of allвwhen your child brings home a potential mate of a completely different gender. And sometimes I think we equate easiness with happiness. There is no way this will work out. This is a very delicate territory, so tread carefully. I just found your blog. Your probably thinking of a sect of the Mormons, I'm sure there is one like that.