In 1958 Richard and Mildred Loving were Married in the District of Columbia. Upon returning to their home state of Virginia, they were arrested for illegally marrying in another state and returning to Virginia………
After being tried and convicted under Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, The Lovings took their case all the way to the Supreme Court…..
For nine years The Lovings fought to legally legitimize their marriage. Finally, in 1967 The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of their right to be married in the landmark ruling of Virginia V. Loving.
When two people love each other, individual differences become shared struggles.