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Compared with the overturning of miscegenation laws enacted ennacted in 41 states to criminalize marriages between people of different races–namely African Americans, Iowa was the third state to overturn such laws. Wikipedia has a timeline showing when the laws were enacted and when they were overturned. Just fyi, the US Supreme Court upheld the bans on interracial marriage in 1883, then overturned them in 1967 in Loving v. Virginia. The US never enacted a federal law or constitutional ban against interracial marriage.

The current Iowa decision is set to take affect in 21 days.

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