Asked in Interracial Marriage
Is interracial marriage illegal in America?
March 05, 2011 5:33PM
No. On June 12, 1967, the United States Supreme Court decided the case Loving v. Virginia; in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Court ruled that any laws against interracial marriage in the US were unconstitutional and therefore no longer enforceable. At the time of the decision, such laws existed in 17 states.
Although the laws were rendered unconstitutional, they still remained on the books. The last two states to remove the laws from the books were South Carolina (in 1998), and Alabama (in 2000).
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