(WICHITA, Kan.) — It's a celebration of an importantU.S. Supreme Courtdecision.
In 1958, Virginia Couple Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving got married in Washington D.C. Their marriage was illegal in Virginia because they were an interracial couple. The two were arrested but they decided to fight for their love. Nearly ten years later the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to prevent interracial couples from marrying.
That decision was celebrated as part of the third annual "Loving Day Wichita." Many gathered at the Hyde Park Shelter to take part on Saturday. Free food, a raffle and drawing were held. The event in Wichita is just one of many around the country.
"It started in New York and it actually started as a graduate thesis project and it's actually celebrated worldwide now." says Marisa Moreno, committee member on Loving Day Wichita.