Nineteen years before the landmark case, California legalized interracial marriage. On June 12th, 1967, Love stood tall. Loving v. Virginia is the Supreme Court case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws in Virginia, effectively legalizing interracial marriage throughout the nation.
What year did California legalize interracial marriage?
1948 Sharp, also known as Perez v. Lippold or Perez v. Moroney, is a 1948 case decided by the Supreme Court of California in which the court held by a 4–3 majority that the states ban on interracial marriage violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
When did interracial marriage become legal in USA?
Jan. 26, 1965 June 12 Is Loving Day — When Interracial Marriage Finally Became Legal In The U.S. This Jan. 26, 1965, file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Bernard S. Cohen, who successfully challenged a Virginia law banning interracial marriage.