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An Argument for Love

An Argument for Love

In oral arguments made before the Warren court, featured here, the Lovings’ attorneys outlined the unevenness and arbitrariness of anti-miscegenation laws running from 1691 to the 1930s. The lawyers also detailed the importance of the Fourteenth Amendment in preserving the meaning of citizenship in even the most intimate matters of daily life.

http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1966/1966_395/argument