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According to Our HeartsRhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family$
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Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300166828

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300166828.001.0001

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A Beautiful Affair

A Beautiful Affair

(p.25) 1 A Beautiful Affair
According to Our Hearts

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses how the Rhinelander case came into being. It details the story of Leonard's courtship of Alice, their marriage, and their falling out due to Leonard's filing of an annulment lawsuit for their marriage. It narrates the story of their first meeting, their three-year romance, and their marriage ceremony. It then describes the end of the Rhinelander love story: the moment Leonard filed for an annulment. Finally, it also presents Alice's responses to the court in countering Leonard's claims as well as the expectations of the general public about the real factors of the lawsuit.

Keywords:   love story, lawsuit, Rhinelander case, annulment, marriage

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