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12/06/1967 U.S. Supreme Court rejects bans on Interracial marriage

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We Talk to Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia (HBO)

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How Loving v. Virginia Led to Legalized Interracial Marriage | History

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What Does the Loving Story Mean to Us Now?

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The Loving Generation: Checking Boxes | 101

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The Loving Generation: We Are Family | 102

Loving v. Virginia is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. In a unanimous decision, the U.S Supreme Court dismissed the Commonwealth of Virginia's argument that a law forbidding both white and black persons from marrying persons of another race and providing identical penalties to white and black violators could not be construed as racially discriminatory.
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