Marriage Ban Tossed Out

In MY Lifetime, it was illegal in 17 states to marry outside your race. The Supreme Court then voted to overturn these state supported bans on marriage. 50 Years later, we are shocked by the very thought.
“Prejudice runs deep but Love runs true. We need patience and resolve to demonstrate that no harm will come to society by supporting love within marriage. In fact, society will benefit with greater stability and good will toward all. -keith – Read more —>

Loving v. Virginia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLoving v. Virginia Supreme Court of the United StatesArgued April 10, 1967
Decided June 12, 1967 – Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 1967,[1] was a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the states anti-miscegenation statute, the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited marriage between people classified as “white” and people classified as “colored”.
The Supreme Courts unanimous decision held this prohibition was unconstitutional, overturning Pace v. Alabama 1883 and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
The decision was followed by an increase in interracial marriages in the U.S., and is remembered annually on Loving Day, June 12. It has been the subject of two movies as well as songs. Beginning in 2013, it was cited as precedent in U.S. federal court decisions holding restrictions on same-sex marriage in the United States unconstitutional.

via Loving v. Virginia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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