Loving Day

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Loving Day
United States
Loving Day

Annually, National Loving Day on June 12th observes the milestone of the 1967 United States Supreme Court ruling in Loving vs. Virginia. This landmark decision nullified all remaining anti-miscegenation laws in sixteen U.S. states. The court's reasoning emphasized, "There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause." In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were state statutes prohibiting interracial marriage.