nanila: (me: walk softly and carry big stick)
([personal profile] nanila Jun. 13th, 2017 02:01 pm)
I had wanted to post this yesterday, as it was the 50th anniversary, but ran out of time. So, a day late, but no less important: Here is my very personal celebration of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, handed down on 12 June 1967, that legalised interracial marriage in the USA.

Without it, my parents might have been jailed or permanently separated. Without it, I might not exist. I am grateful that what was just and correct prevailed in the face of popular opinion.

[Image of my dad, baby!me and my mom, with one of my aunties in the pool at a Honolulu hotel. Photo taken by my maternal grandfather.]

[Image of me in a flowery yellow dress being cuddled, and surrounded, by my Filipino cousins and aunties.]

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From: [personal profile] cactus_rs

It blows my mind that decisions like this are in living memory. Like we had figured out nuclear bombs but couldn't deal with interracial marriage? Better late than never, I guess.

Those photos are adorable.

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So much love in the photos. It's insane anyone ever thought it was wrong.
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck

It led to all sorts else around the world as well- like the fact that I have a legal identity at all and am married........

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From: [personal profile] silveradept

Here's to the hope that nobody is going to be hateful enough to try outlawing love between consenting adults again.
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So happy in the one with your cousins and aunts!
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon

So absurd a law, and so appropriately named a decision.

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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina

Gorgeous photos (I agree, you look just like Keiki!) And a great reason to post. <3 <3 <3

From: [personal profile] soliano

Adorable and a good looking family. Sadly there is still much backwards thinking.
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From: [personal profile] mysterysquid

So ridiculously recent.

As I mentioned on FB, that was the year Aboriginal Australians were recognized in the census and allowed to vote.

Please let's NOT go back to those days? Ever?
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From: [personal profile] novel_machinist

I love old pictures like this. <3 It's super hard to imagine that there are people who are alive still who remember when people made such a big deal out of what seems like such a strange and arbitrary thing.

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From: [personal profile] trascendenza

Man, this gets me right in the feels. Such adorable photos.

I'm so glad that we exist! <333
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From: [personal profile] paw_prints

It's terrible that interracial marriage was ever illegal in the first place, but the fact that it didn't become legal until 1967 just blows my mind!! That's almost within my own lifetime.

Lovely, lovely photos! You have a beautiful family! And like others have said - baby Keiko is the dead spit of you when you were wee (sunny smile included)!
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From: [personal profile] forthwritten

Baby Nanila was adorable! And spookily similar to Baby Keiki.