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Loving

Watch This EXCLUSIVE "Loving" Featurette Highlighting the Supreme Court Case That Paved the Way for Marriage Equality

Fifty-eight years ago, Mildred and Richard Loving married in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony that, in 1958, was illegal because of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The act prohibited inter-racial couples from marrying in fear of mixed offspring diluting Virginia's "whiteness." Read More »

What Is the State of Interracial Marriage Today?

On July 13, 1958, in the middle of the night, police raided the bedroom of newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and a black woman, and arrested them for violating the Virginia law that said two people of different races couldn't marry. Read More »