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Loving v Virginia (1967)

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"Freedom to marry" is a basic right. It's unconstitutional to ban inter-racial marriage

Decided: June 12, 1967
Issue(s): Race
Increases: Equality, Fair Procedures, 14th amendment, Brown v Board of Education
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The Court found that a Virginia law banning inter-racial marriage was unconstitutional both for denying equal treatment under the law and violating due process rights since it interfered with the basic right of "freedom to marry"

 

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