During the late 1950s, it was illegal to marry someone of a different race in the Commonwealth of Virginia. After marrying in Washington, D.C. where it was legal, interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving return home to begin life in their relatively integrated small Virginian town. Shortly after one month of marriage, the Lovings are suddenly arrested in their home and jailed for illegal cohabitation. When their case is presented to the Supreme Court in 1967, racial bans on marriage are outlawed nationwide. Based on a true story.