Richard Perry Loving
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Traditional Zodiac Sign:
- the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Older than Mildred Loving by 5 years.
With his wife, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial (he was white, she was African-American and Native American descent) married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Died in a car crash, killed by a drunk driver.