June 12 marks an anniversary close to my heart, and though it isn't widely known, I still like to tell anyone I can about it.
Anyone who is interested in any evidence toward the end of Prop. 8 or toward the legalization of gay marriage can look at the 1967 Loving vs. Virginia case (U.S.), on Wikipedia or in any search engine.
In its decision, the court wrote:
"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State."
So, I thoroughly encourage everyone to look up this case today, learn the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, and remember that love isn't restricted to race, creed, clan, ethnicity, economic level or gender. The decision of Loving v. Virginia is, and remains, in my humble opinion, definitely a legislation that I'm proud my country passed.
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”--Kahlil Gibran