Loving V. Virginia Case Study

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Loving v. Virginia was a case brought to the Supreme Court in 1967. It’s orgins started with Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple. To exchange wedding vows, the Lovings traveled to Washington DC, where their marriage was legal, and then returned home to Virginia. At the time, Virginia deemed interracial marriage illegal. After a short five weeks, the couple was arrested and charged with a felony for violating Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law. In court, the couple pleaded guilty, and were originally sentenced to one year in prison. However, the judge suspended their sentence with one condition: the Lovings were exiled from Virginia, and couldn’t return for 25 years. Mildred and Richard relocated to Washington DC, where they raised