S., and is remembered annually on Loving Day, June 12. federal court decisions holding restrictions on same-sex marriage in the United States unconstitutional, including in the 2015 Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. In the Reconstruction Era in 1865, the Black Codes across the seven states of the lower South made intermarriage illegal.
It has been the subject of several songs and three movies, including the 2016 film Loving. The new Republican legislatures in six states repealed the restrictive laws.
Defendants convicted, Caroline County Circuit Court (January 6, 1959); motion to vacate judgment denied, Caroline County Circuit Court (January 22, 1959); affirmed in part, reversed and remanded, 147 S. The Supreme Court's unanimous decision determined that this prohibition was unconstitutional, overruling Pace v.
Their marriage violated the state's anti-miscegenation statute, the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited marriage between people classified as "white" and people classified as "colored".
Monks' race by relying on the anatomical "expertise" of a surgeon.
On January 6, 1959, the Lovings pled guilty to "cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth." They were sentenced to one year in prison, with the sentence suspended on condition that the couple leave Virginia and not return together for at least 25 years.
After their conviction, the couple moved to the District of Columbia.
While he upheld their criminal convictions, he directed that their sentence be modified.
Carrico cited as authority the Virginia Supreme Court's decision in Naim v.