The judiciary system played an important role in regulating interracial relationships. This page includes some of the most important cases on the road to the legalization of interracial couples. Click on the links below to see the full text of each decision.
This is what one judge said to Mr. and Mrs. Loving:
"Almighty God created the races, white, black, yellow, Malay, and red and placed them on separate continents, and but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend the races to mix."
- Judge Bazile, Caroline County, VA, 1965.