National Loving Day is observed annually on June 12 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision in the landmark Loving vs. Virginia case.

The ruling cited, "There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause." 

The court case involved Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple belonging to Virginia, who got married in 1958. While they were on their way home after the wedding, the couple got arrested for violating the state's anti-miscegenation law. 

This day is celebrated with loved ones by hosting a barbecue party, or attending a festival with family and friends. Here are some quotes, courtesy Brainy Quote, to share with everyone.

1. "When you are dealing with humanity as a family there's no question of integration or intermarriage. It's just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being." — Malcolm X

2. "Love is blind despite the world's attempt to give it eyes." — Matshona Dhliwayo

3. "I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together."

4. "It's not about color. It's about love."

5. "When Brad and I got married in 2008, it got a lot of attention. And all the attention was over the fact that we were two men, but people were hardly conscious of the fact that we were entering into an interracial marriage. That's wonderful because it was only 50 years ago with Loving v. Virginia that interracial marriages were made legal." — George Takei

6. "Love knows no race. Interracial couples are a symbol of beauty."

7. "Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." — James Baldwin

8. "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." — Mother Theresa

9. "Love is not a color. Character is not a shade of skin."

10. "I think it's something that needs to be said - that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there's nothing wrong with it." — Tia Mowry

Valentine's Day A man proposes to a girl on Valentine's Day at Rockefeller Center Ice Rink in New York City, Feb. 14, 2018. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images