Loving v. Virginia

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Loving v. Virginia was a unanimous 1967 United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling which held that U.S. states cannot forbid people of different races from marrying each other, overturning the 1883 SCOTUS ruling in Pace v. Alabama.[1][2] Loving v. Virginia was later used as inspiration for the 2015 SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that U.S. states cannot forbid people from marrying someone of the same sex.[3]

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  1. "Loving". American Civil Liberties Union.
  2. "Richard Perry LOVING et ux., Appellants, v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA". LII / Legal Information Institute.
  3. "Marriage Equality's Debt to Loving v. Virginia". www.law.columbia.edu.