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Loving v. Virginia
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Mildred Jeter, a black woman and Richard Loving, a white male, were both residents of Virginia. They were married in Washington, D.C. in 1958 and returned to their home in Virginia. In the fall of that year, they were indicted for violating the state law against interracial marriages and later sentenced to one year in jail. But the trial judge suspended the sentence for 25 years, if they would leave the state and never return as a couple.
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