Unformatted text preview: REASONING : In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the state of Virginia argued that the statute was legitimate because it applied equally to both blacks and whites and found that racial classifications were not subject to a "rational purpose" test under the 14th Amendment. Also, the Framers of the Constitution or the Framers of the 14th Amendment didn't intend to make mixed marriage statutes unconstitutional. However, the Supreme Court denied this argument because the 14 th Amendment was clearly created to eliminate all official state sources of violating racial discrimination in the States. Thus, the Virginia’s statute is not valid because it against the right of freedom and it is an example of white supremacy....
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- Winter '10
- White people, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Miscegenation