Friday, June 22, 2012

Before Annie and Paul

     We've had Annie and Paul now for 5 years.  But 6 years ago, we eloped.  Among the many reasons to elope were the fact that we come from 2 different parts of the country and trying to blend both parts for a wedding ceremony is a huge challenge.  The hubbs and I got married under a 100+ year old magnolia tree with just the 2 of us an a JP with a simple civil ceremony.  Fifteen minutes and we were heading for sushi for dinner.  (Our first date was for sushi).
     When we got married, most people that we knew were a single race couple.  We were the only ones that are of 2 different races.  This is one of my favorite things about Blogville: we're not the only multi racial couple here.  
     One of my favorite blogs to read is Two Pitties in the City who did a fabulous post about Miss M: 100% Mutt and how she'll be a great roll model for any future children they may have  because Miss M is a mutt who doesn't care "what type of dog is she?"  She just know's she's loved.  And in the end, isn't that all that matters?
     Somewhere along the last 6 years, I heard of Loving Day from my friend Shar.  Loving Day (June 12, 1967) marks the day each year that the Supreme Court handed down it's ruling in the case Loving V. Virginia.  Loooong story made short, the Lovings were a couple in the 60's who got kicked out of Virginia for being a multi racial couple.  The ACLU took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, and they won.  Giving multi racial couples across America the right to marry.  The main celebration is in NYC, but smaller celebrations are found all across the US.

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