The Lovings were sentenced to a year in prison, but they brought their case before the Supreme Court and their love won.
Similar laws were also enforced in Nazi Germany as part of the Nuremberg laws, and in South Africa as part of the system of Apartheid.
In the United States, there have been no nationwide anti-miscegenation laws. Typically defining miscegenation as a felony, these laws prohibited the solemnization of weddings between persons of different races and prohibited the officiating of such ceremonies.
However, there were state laws in individual states, particularly in the Southern States and the Plains States, that prohibited miscegenation. Sometimes, the individuals attempting to marry would not be held guilty of miscegenation itself, but felony charges of adultery or fornication would be brought against them instead.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(NIV, Galatians -28) laws which banned interracial marriages. A number of attempts were made to use the Bible to justify those bans on interracial marriage.