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14th Amendment Of Equal Protection : The 14th Amendment Of Equal Protection

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Freedom and civil rights have always been a thorn in America history for a long time ago. Racial unfairness and humanity deprivation was what most colored American people suffered most back in the day. Although the government aimed and worked for equality among every citizen, there is no point to deny that it has failed countless time in the past. However, just because the government failed to acknowledge the rights of colored citizens doesn’t mean that it can stay that way forever and that exactly what the Supreme Court did in the case of Loving V Virginia.
The case is about a couple living in Virginia, Mildred Loving, a black woman and Richard Loving, a white man. Mildred got pregnant when 18 years old in Washington D.C. hence avoided
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Supreme Court attention.
The act of limiting marriage, a beautiful and divine event that may happen only once in a lifetime by the government is totally wrong. Base on the 14th Amendment that I mentioned before, citizens cannot be limited by law to choose whether or not should they marry the person they love, it is immoral and ultimately unconstitutional. First, they were sentenced to jail because they violated the Racial Integrity Act of 1958 of Virginia which only allow same race marriage, then they were banished from Virginia for 25 years unless they want to stay in jail. I say that Virginia has gone too far in this case, not only they violated the Equal Protection with that Racial Integrity Act, they also stepped over due process of law.
The counter-argument gave by Justice Harry L. Carrico: “argued that the Lovings' case was not a violation of the Equal Protection Clause because both the white and the non-white spouse were punished equally for the crime of miscegenation” was lacked of insight and proper thoughts, it’s not about both getting the same sentence because they violated the inter-racial marriage law, it’s about why we even have that law in the first place. Just like what Chief Justice Earl Warren said:” the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State.”, God has created us with a hope that we can love and treasure all of his creation,
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