hoping to find them having sex, given that interracial sex was then also illegal in Virginia.
After the Democrats returned to power, the restriction was reimposed.
On the one hand, a person's reputation as black or white was usually decisive in practical matters.
Cohen, conveyed the message he had been given by Richard Loving: "Mr.
Cohen, tell the Court I love my wife, and it is just unfair that I can't live with her in Virginia." Before Loving v. The Commonwealth, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that the marriage legalized in Washington, D. between Andrew Kinney, a black man, and Mahala Miller, a white woman, was “invalid” in Virginia. Alabama (1883), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the conviction of an Alabama couple for interracial sex, affirmed on appeal by the Alabama Supreme Court, did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment.
They were told the certificate was not valid in the Commonwealth.