We may not need to fight for the legal right to marry someone from another racial background in Europe, but in the USA several decades ago up to 41 states legally forbade this act. For that reason, the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving – who married in 1958 in Washington D.C. – will always be an inspiration to me. Their landmark case (Loving vs. Virginia) to legally be acknowledged and accepted as husband and wife in 1967  in Virgina, changed the lives of so many and continues to do so. Last week, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was voted in, in England, while across the pond in the USA – state by state – the LBGTQ community are finally being granted the same right that the Lovings fought so hard for. This couple’s courage and commitment to each other, against all the odds, has paved the way for my generation to experience true equality. And for that, I am grateful.



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