Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law


              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              FILE - Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving are seen on Jan. 26, 1965. (AP Photo)
            
              The graves of Virginia couple Richard and Mildred Loving stand at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church Cemetery on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Central Point, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              A highway marker stands for Richard and Mildred Loving on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Milford, Va. The interracial couple's legal challenge led to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act enshrines interracial and same-sex marriages in federal law. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
            
              Paul Fleisher and his wife Debra are seen Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at their home in Henrico County, Va. The Fleisher's have been married since 1975, seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the landmark case Loving v. Virginia. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Paul Fleisher and his wife Debra are seen Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at their home in Henrico County, Va. The Fleisher's have been married since 1975, seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the landmark case Loving v. Virginia. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Paul Fleisher and his wife Debra are seen Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at their home in Henrico County, Va. The Fleisher's have been married since 1975, seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the landmark case Loving v. Virginia. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Paul Fleisher and his wife Debra are seen Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at their home in Henrico County, Va. The Fleisher's have been married since 1975, seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the landmark case Loving v. Virginia. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law