A "Interracial Dating/Marriage" Month

A "Interracial Dating/Marriage" Month

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Gareth Stanford started this petition to United States of America Government White house

Every demographic, group, etc today seems to have their own national month's to celebrate whatever their group stands for... and I personally think it is LONG over due that us "Swirlers" (aka people who like dating other races or rather prefer it)have our own month or at least week but I would prefer a month because we have suffered just like the LGBTQ  community has with persecution, been ridiculed, some don't even talk to their families anymore over this subject... so yeah I think it's fair that we get more than jus "interracial marriage DAY". To celebrate..... we need a month!

Some of our communities history

In 1967, 84 years after Pace v. Alabama in 1883, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional. Chief Justice Warren wrote in the court majority opinion that: Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man", fundamental to our very existence and survival ...

In 1967, an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, successfully challenged the constitutionality of the ban on interracial marriage in Virginia. Their case reached the US Supreme Court as Loving v. Virginia.

In 1958, the Lovings married in Washington, D.C. to evade Virginia's anti-miscegenation law (the Racial Integrity Act). On their return to Virginia, they were arrested in their bedroom for living together as an interracial couple. The judge suspended their sentence on the condition that the Lovings leave Virginia and not return for 25 years. In 1963, the Lovings, who had moved to Washington, D.C, decided to appeal this judgment. In 1965, Virginia trial court Judge Leon Bazile, who heard their original case, refused to reconsider his decision. Instead, he defended racial segregation, writing:

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, Malay, and red, and 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 the races to mix.[28]

The Lovings then took their case to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which invalidated the original sentence but upheld the state's Racial Integrity Act. Finally, the Lovings turned to the U.S Supreme Court. The court, which had previously avoided taking miscegenation cases, agreed to hear an appeal. In 1967, 84 years after Pace v. Alabama in 1883, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional.[2][3] Chief Justice Warren wrote in the court majority opinion that:[2][3]

Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man", fundamental to our very existence and survival ... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not to marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

The Supreme Court condemned Virginia's anti-miscegenation law as "designed to maintain White Supremacy".

https://aen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-miscegenation_laws_in_the_United_States


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interracial_marriage

 

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