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the lovings
Updated: 11/19/2019
the lovings
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  • Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving were married in the District of Columbia
  • The Lovings moved back to Virginia
  • After returning to Virginia, with violating the states anti-miscegenation statute.
  • Were my rights ?
  • The Lovings were charged to a year in jail. The judged agreed to suspend the sentence if the lovings left Virgina for 25 years.
  • The Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause protects the right to marry a person of choice and can not by the state.
  • In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court decided that Virginias law violated the 14th amendment.
  • The Lovings continued to reside in Virginia.
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