Loving was the woman who, with her husband, was tried in the 1960s for the crime of interracial marriage; their victory before the Supreme Court led to the striking down of laws banning racially mixed marriages across the country. Here's part of her account:
Not long after our wedding, we were awakened in the middle of the night in our own bedroom by deputy sheriffs and actually arrested for the "crime" of marrying the wrong kind of person. Our marriage certificate was hanging on the wall above the bed. The state prosecuted Richard and me, and after we were found guilty, the judge declared: "Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix." He sentenced us to a year in prison, but offered to suspend the sentence if we left our home in Virginia for 25 years exile.
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Os mesmos argumentos são hoje utilizados para impedir o casamento entre pessoas do mesmo sexo.
O argumento de ser uma abominação aos olhos de deus (presumo que seja a divindade do "good book").
O tal que defende que os seus seguidores devem matar as mulheres dos seus inimigos.
Excepto as que sejam virgens, essas eles podem guardar para si.
Mildred Loving - Wikipédia
Mildred Loving, matriarch of interracial marriage, dies - The New York times
LOVING ET UX. v. VIRGINIA - SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, 388 U.S. 1, June 12, 1967, Decided
Loving for All, Mildred Loving (Formato pdf)