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But in the unanimous 1967 U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Chief Justice Earl Warren said the state's argument - that the policy was necessary to preserve racial integrity - was "obviously an endorsement of the doctrine of White Supremacy."
Citing earlier decisions in racial cases, but not involving interracial marriage, Warren said the Supreme Court consistently has repudiated distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry as being odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.