I remember, well, no I don’t remember, but I have read about a time when whites and blacks were not allowed to marry in the United States. Interracial couples that married anyway were exiled from there home state or sentenced to prison. If it were not for the case brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in jail in Virginia for marrying each other, my husband and I would not have been able to marry and celebrate any kind of an anniversary.
Today I am honoring the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for throwing out California’s ban on gay marriage by declaring the ban as unconstitutional!!!
Thirteen of the United States 50 states allow same sex marriage and five Native American Tribes have also come around to the same decision. The states and tribes that have approved gay marriages are:
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, California, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington, DC, New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, Maine, Maryland and Washington State. The tribes include Coquille Tribe (Oregon), Suquamish Tribe (Washington), Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Michigan), Podagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Michigan) and Santa Ysabel Tribe (California).
I am celebrating marriage and happiness for everyone! Therefore, click the photo below to view my wedding photo gallery (never posted) that could not have been possible if bigotry remained in power. Enjoy!