MEN OF MISFIT HARBOR
men of misfit harbor | anthology
Love is brave.
In 1967, Richard and Mildred Loving challenged the laws against interracial marriage leading to the landmark Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision which ended centuries of discrimination and changed the face of American civil rights, including setting the stage for marriage equality.
Now, your favorite authors have come together with brand new stories celebrating love’s courage, hope, and diversity. Representing all genres, Loving Hearts unites best-selling, award-winning authors with a few exciting fresh voices across a range of cultures and orientations for a collection that embraces love without limits.
Mildred Loving’s words still ring true today and embody the spirit and purpose of the Loving Hearts Anthology.
“I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about.” Mildred Loving
Richard and Mildred Loving’s courage resulted in the landmark Supreme court case Loving v. Virginia that struck down laws banning interracial marriage in the United States.
The historic ruling led to the overturning of statutes in more than a dozen states banning interracial marriage. Thanks to the precedent set by the Loving v. Virginia, Obergefell v. Hodges a second landmark case was decided that guaranteed the right for same-sex couples to marry. Now, we have the Defense of Marriage Act codifying the Loving and Obergefell rulings into law.
The Loving’s leave a legacy along with a fitting last name that truly embraces the saying “Love conquers all.”
“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.” Chief Justice Earl Warren