Argumentative Essay On Loving Vs Virginia

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The movie “Loving” is based on a true story, and it depicts the lives of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, living in Virginia. In 1958, the couple went to Washington D.C and got married. They married here for the reason that interracial marriage was banned in Virginia. Yet, when they got back home, they were arrested. They spent the expanse of nine years struggling for their right to live as family in their town. Their civil rights case, Loving versus Virginia, went to the Supreme Court, and it ultimately marked a monumental time in American history. For the first time, laws prohibiting interracial marriage were struck down.
Richard and Mildred initially pleaded guilty. The judge ruled one year in jail as well as banishment
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