FindLaw: The Fortieth Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (Part Two in a Two-Part Series) | Loving Day

FindLaw: The Fortieth Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (Part Two in a Two-Part Series)

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:02pm -- eddien
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Joanna Grossman

Forty years ago today (June 12, 2007), the U.S. Supreme Court held that state laws criminalizing interracial marriage are unconstitutional. In that case, Loving v. Virginia, the Court invalidated the anti-miscegenation law not only in Virginia, but also in the fifteen other states that banned the practice.

In Part One of this series, I considered the personal and cultural legacy of Loving. In this Part, I'll consider its legal legacy: What role has the opinion played in American law?