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Many states decided to "solve" the issue by banning marriage, sex, cohabitation or some combination of the three between races.
Anti-miscegenation laws, as they were often called, showed up in many states; a report in the 1950s showed that there were a huge range of prohibitions across the US, from laws forbidding African-Americans from marrying Native Americans (Louisiana, Maryland and Oklahoma) to anti-interracial marriage laws included in state constitutions (Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North & South Carolina and Tennessee).
The Lovings were arrested one month after their marriage, when police raided their home based on an anonymous call; Richard Loving had his bail set for a whopping 00 and Mildred Loving was left in jail for several days while several months pregnant.
This arrest led to a sentence of exile from the state of Virginia for 25 years on pain of imprisonment.
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