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Loving | Love vs law

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
An interracial couple invalidates state laws in ‘Loving’.

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Loving is a 2016 historical drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. It features Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 US Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.