Last updated on: 11/5/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Mildred Loving Biography

Title:
Co-plaintiff with Richard Loving in the US Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.”

“Loving for All,” freedomtomarry.org, June 12, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-plaintiff with Richard Loving in the US Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all US miscegenation laws (bans of interracial marriage and cohabitation), decided June 12, 1967
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Died from pneumonia in Central Point, VA on May 2, 2008
  • “Loving Day,” a global network of unnoficial holidays celebrated on June 12th, commemorates the anniversay of Loving v. Virginia
  • Had two sons (Donald, died in 2000, and Sidney), one daughter (Peggy Fortune), eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren
  • Married Richard Loving (died in a car accident in 1975) in Washington, DC in 1958
  • Born Mildred Delores Jeter in Virginia on July 22, 1939
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?