What was the courts majority opinion for loving v Virginia

In 1967 it invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Itruled the Virginia law the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 wasunconstitutional and overturned the Supreme court ruling Pace v.Alabama (1883). Sixteen State laws were overturned.”Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,”fundamental to our very existence and survival…. To deny thisfundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racialclassifications embodied in these statutes, classifications sodirectly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart ofthe Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’scitizens of liberty without due process of law. The FourteenthAmendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not berestricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under ourConstitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person ofanother race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed bythe State.”
“There is patently no legitimate overriding purposeindependent of invidious racial discrimination which justifies thisclassification. The fact that Virginia prohibits only interracialmarriages involving white persons demonstrates that the racialclassifications must stand on their own justification, as measuresdesigned to maintain White Supremacy.”

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