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Ken Tanabe is credited with forming the idea for Loving Day.He created the idea in 2004 for his senior thesis at Parsons the New School of Design.
Not everyone at the church agrees, and it may not be the last word.Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. The Loving Day website features information, including court transcripts of the Loving v.Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U. states." In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites. Virginia case and of other court cases in which the legality of anti-miscegenation laws was challenged.Loving Day is not an officially recognized holiday by the U. To celebrate the holiday, people are encouraged to hold parties in which the case and its modern-day legacy are discussed, in smaller settings such as living rooms, backyards, etc., as well as in larger gatherings. They pleaded guilty to charges of "cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth," and avoided jail time by agreeing to leave Virginia. Inspired by Juneteenth (which commemorates the end of slavery in the state of Texas), Loving Day seeks both to commemorate and celebrate the Supreme Court's 1967 ruling, keeping its importance fresh in the minds of a generation which has grown up with interracial relationships being legal, as well as explore issues facing couples currently in interracial relationships. After she became pregnant, they got married in Washington, D. Reportedly, Mildred didn't realize that interracial marriage was illegal, and they were arrested a few weeks after they returned to their hometown north of Richmond, Virginia. Many organizations sponsor annual parties across the country, with providing an online legal map, courtroom history of anti-miscegenation laws, as well as offering testimonials by and resources for interracial couples.
Supreme Court case consisted of married couple Mildred Loving (née Jeter), a woman of African-American and Rappahannock Native American descent, and Richard Loving, a white man. He was a family friend and over the years they started courting. Each June 12, the anniversary of the ruling, Loving Day events around the country mark the advances of mixed-race couples.
After the Warren Court unanimously ruled in favor of the young couple, they returned to Virginia, where they lived with their three children. Richard Loving had died about thirty-three years earlier in a car accident.
Kennedy referred the case to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Stacy Stepp, pastor of the small church in Gulnare, Ky., is appealing the new policy at a regional conference of church leaders Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.
“I want them to investigate the matter and resolve it,” Pastor Stepp told Hatewatch, adding that nothing in the Bible says that interracial marriage is bad.
After noting that the church “does not condone interracial marriage,” and that spouses of another race won’t be allowed to join or take part in services, the policy adds, “All are welcome to our public worship services.” And in case you’re wondering if this means that people who marry outside their race are somehow not up to snuff, there is one more sentence: “This recommendation is not intended to judge the salvation of anyone, but is intended to promote greater unity among the church body and the community we serve.” Several members said the move was prompted by the engagement of Stella Harville, whose family has belonged to the church for decades, to Ticha Edza, 29, a Zimbabwe native and student life administrator at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.