Thursday, February 12, 2009

Loving vs Virginia

Richard Loving and his wife Mildred were arrested in 1958 because they got married. In Virginia, the state where they lived, it was illegal for people of different races to marry. They had to leave Virginia and moved to Washington D.C.

A few years later they contacted a lawyer. He fought their case and won. The U.S. Supreme Court decided it was illegal to tell people of different races that they could not get married. The case was called "Loving vs Virginia".

You can read about this story and listen to a podcast here.

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