June 12th has been named “Loving Day” in honour of Mildred and Richard Loving who successfully challenged anti-miscegenation laws in the US. In 1967, fifty years ago today, all anti-miscegenation laws were repealed and interracial marriage was legalised in the USA. See more about the case here.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving Vs. Virginia, a 'Power, Intimacy and the State: Mixed Families in Europe and Beyond' event is being held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr. King-O’Riain of the Department of Sociology is presenting a paper entitled “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Emotional Authority and State Regulation of Interracial/national Couples in Ireland.”