Resolution: Loving Day

RESOLUTION 04142015.1 Authored by Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto

WHEREAS, Mildred and Richard Loving were unable to marry in the State of Virginia due to laws prohibiting interracial marriage and were forced out of their home, city, and state as a result of their marriage; and

WHEREAS, the Loving family did not back down but took their case to the United States Supreme Court and won on June 12, 1967, creating a landmark civil rights victory and paving the way for all consenting adults to marry the one that they love; and

WHEREAS, we are now moving forward in the twenty first century as a multiracial and multicultural society and must find a common vision from our interwoven past to build a society free of racism for the benefit of our collective future;


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County, hereby and hereon, recognizes June 12th as Loving Day in honor of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this day will be recognized as a celebration of multiculturalism and hope for our future.