Love is just love. It comes in a variety of shapes, colours, and sizes. This fundamental human connection is true regardless of the location or the persons involved.
The Maryland General Assembly issued a legislation prohibiting interracial marriage in 1691.
The Civil War aggravated the problem, and by the 1920s, it was a state statute in over 30 states.
Love, as strong as it is, persevered in the face of hatred and prejudice.
It was 1966, and interracial marriages were frowned upon. But that was the mildest response, since it might occasionally be more intense.
That year, two persons agreed to be married.
Georg Stanford Brown and Tyne Daly understood they wanted to be together and were prepared to endure the discrimination that would befall them.
They were each shining stars in their own way. Brown worked as a caretaker in order to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where he met his wife.
He was well-known for his parts in films such as “The Rookie,” “Roots,” and “The Comedians.” He also received a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Director for his work on “Cagney & Lacey.”
Daly discovered her calling in the theatre. She also collaborated with Brown on “Cagney & Lacey.” She was later inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2011.
Brown and Daly disregarded other people’s comments throughout their early years. But you can’t always turn the other cheek.
One of the most egregious acts against their marriage was Brown and Daly’s appearance on an episode of “The Rookies.”
The pair had their first on-screen interracial kiss, prompting censors to remove the sequence entirely. They remained unfazed. They insisted on showing the part with the help of their relatives. They wouldn’t have to stay hidden for long.
In 1967, a court ruling sent shockwaves throughout the country and established a new precedent based on freedoms and love for all future periods.
In Loving vs. Virginia, Chief Justice Earl Warren decided in favour of the Lovings, thus overturning the laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
He said that the prohibition infringes on people’s 14th Amendment rights.
But even before that, Daly admired Brown for who he was as a person, not his skin colour. She did not see their marriage as “interracial.” She argued that their marriage was no different from any other couple who opted to settle down.
Alisabeth Brown, Kathryne Dora Brown, and Alyxandra Beatris Brown were their three daughters.
Even though they split after 24 years of marriage, they demonstrated that love is love, regardless of colour.
Daly fought for the love they got to have even after their divorce.
Daly gave a statement during one of her performances after the United States Supreme Court voted in favour of homosexual marriage legalisation.
She rose to advocate for others after facing prejudice via the display of love.
Hate is very strong, but love is even stronger. She mentioned this in her address, paraphrasing a newspaper piece.
In the video below, you can hear Tyne’s amazing speech!