1965

1965

Congress passes the Voting Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination in voting on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

In Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court strikes down a Connecticut law banning the use of drugs, materials, or instruments to prevent contraception. The Court rules that this law is an unconstitutional invasion of an individual’s right to privacy, which is not mentioned specifically in the Constitution but is an implied right.