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Loving v. Virginia
Citation:Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, 87 S.Ct. 1817, 18 L.Ed.2d 1010 (1967)
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In 1958, two residents of Virginia, a black woman and a white man, were married in the District of Columbia. The Lovings then returned to their home state of Virginia. The couple was then charged with violating the state’s anti-miscegenation statute, which banned inter-racial marriages. The Lovings were found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail. The trial judge agreed to suspend the sentence if the Lovings would leave Virginia and not return for 25 years.
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