(Closed) Today is Loving Day! What does it mean to you?

posted 9 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Aw! For me, this means that my grandma (Korean) was able to marry my Grandpa (he’s white, german maybe? Don’t know b/c he was an orphan)….which means Here I am!

I’m also 1/4 korean which isn’t much of a big deal in most places, but in some redneck locations (like when I was in Branson or Arkansas! Boo) people ask me "what" I am in a strange way. They know i’m not 100% caucasian, but they can’t really pinpoint me either. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Wow! I love that the surname was, appropriately, "Loving"!

My family is pretty diverse: Korean, Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian (irish, english, etc). It’s crazy to think that it wasn’t very long ago that the law would have prevented half the marriages that make my family what it is today!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

FH is Jewish and I’m Chrisitan.  I don’t know if interfaith marriage was ever illegal here but I am happy that it is more accepted now than it used to be.

It seems so crazy to us now that marrying someone of a different race was illegal, I can’t help but wonder if thats how our grandkids will feel about same-sex marriage in 50 years!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thank you so much for posting this! I take my ability to marry my Fiance for granted sometimes, but without this case a wedding between an Indian girl and an Irish/German boy would not be taking place!

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Aw thanks for posting this!

 I hope one day, we will look back on a court case like this, but for gay marriages, and wonder why it took us so long (I realize not everyone may agree, but I think prejudice is prejudice…)

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Agreed! Prejudice is prejudice, I like that.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

DasiyBride we must have been posting at the same time!  My boy and I would be interracial and interfaith.. a Hindu Malaysian-Indian + Christian mixed-up-white girl ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

mechiebaby, haha yes, I guess we were.  Great minds think alike ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It means that fiance’s family could exist (Vietnamese and black cousins), and it hopefully sets a precedent to pave the way for gay marriage to be legal throughout the US, not just Mass, New Husband, CT, VT, and 18,000 couples in California.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Thanks for posting!!  My Fiance and I went to a Loving Day Party a few years ago.  We are too busy with last minute planning to go this year, but there are parties in major cities all over the country!

I really think that a lot of people do not realize that it was illegal for interracial marriage just a generation ago!!  I wanted to quote the case in our program, but my fiance thinks that is cheesy.  I almost planned our wedding date for this weekend to coincide with it (cheesy again) but the church was booked.

@doctorgirl, AMEN to [email protected]! No one should have right to tell anyone who they can or cannot marry.

 

 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re reading from Goodrich v. Boston Dept. of Public Health in our wedding.  I don’t know if everyone will get the reference, but it’s beautiful legal language that legalized gay marriage in Mass. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

YAY Massachusetts ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Wow, I had never heard about this case or this day and it never crossed my mind that my husband and I would have been barred from marrying each other at one point (he’s Chinese, I’m white, mostly Polish and Irish, but lots of other stuff too). Sometimes we get looks, and one woman laughed and laughed when I told her my new last name (a very Asian last name), and she herself is Asian! I too support the right for gays to marry. I won’t get into it, but I have a lot of opinion on the matter lol. I’ve been saying for awhlie now that today’s gay man (or lesbian woman for that matter) is yesterday’s black man, and I’ve only been recently seeing the media portray their fight as such. I hope, that when my (future)kids grow up, they’ll be able to marry whomever they please without fear of discrimination of any sort.

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