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The Battle for Mixed Race Marriage in the US

How a mixed-race couple called Mildred and Richard Loving went to the US Supreme Court in the 1960s to defend their right to be married.

In 1958, a mixed-race couple, Mildred and Richard Loving, were arrested and then banished from the US state of Virginia for breaking its laws against inter-racial marriage. Nine years later, Mildred and Richard Loving won a ruling at the Supreme Court declaring this sort of legislation unconstitutional. Witness speaks to the Lovings' lawyer, Bernie Cohen.

PHOTO: Mildred and Richard Loving in the 1960s (Associated Press)

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