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Unformatted text preview: are based upon scientific reason to prevent the corruption of blood. Virginia also argued about the meaning of Equal Protection is that the punishment for interracial marriage are the same to the Negro as to the White. However, there might be no question that marriage is subject to the state policy, but the States have violated the central meaning of Equal Protection Clause by restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classification. These statutes also deprived the Lovings of liberty without due process of law of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the States....
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- Spring '07