Saturday, April 6, 2013

Marriage Laws Have Changed in Some States

REPRINT >  Loving v. Virginia (1967) was a case decided by a unanimous Supreme Court that invalidated all laws that prohibited inter-racial marriages. At the time, Virginia was one of 16 states that had statutes that prohibited and punished inter-racial marriages. Considering recent oral arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the similarity to arguments made in support of anti-miscegenation statutes is striking.

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