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Loving v. Virginia (1967)
Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested a few weeks after their marriage for violating the Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924.
Richard spent a night in jail and pregnant Mildred spent several days. They pled guilty and were exiled from Virginia for 25 years.
After struggling for support from the system, the case reached the Supreme Court. By the end of the case it was ruled unconstitutional to ban interracial marriage.
After the case they were able to return to their home in Virginia where they lived with their children.
This case change the way America viewed interracial marriage. It made people more accepting and allowed them to marry whoever they wanted.
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