Part 1 It has now been 10 years since Wendy and I were married. Our sex life has always been good but as with most marriages that initial "lust fest" has worn off, with children also doing their best to dampen any ardour. This tale relates to the time just before we were married, right up to our wedding day.
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In the 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, Americans have increasingly dated and married across racial and ethnic lines. But many interracial couples say they still face racism and violence.
Yes, Loving Day has a befitting name, but the historically important date is actually named for an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who got a little help from the United States Supreme Court in 48 years ago! The case of Loving v. Virginia successfully helped ban all remaining anti-miscegenation laws in the US, stating, "There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.
Fifty years after the U. Supreme Court tossed out all remaining laws banning interracial marriage, roughly 17 percent of newlyweds across the country are getting hitched to someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from 3 percent inaccording to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday. But the study found wide societal disparities in who is entering into intermarriage and how they feel about such unions — differences that cut along generational, geographical, racial and partisan lines.
This wasn't the case just 50 years ago, though. Richard and Mildred Loving helped make it possible with their sacrifice and willingness to fight. Courtesy of Tullio Saba via Flickr.
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Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group exogamy involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities. Virginia that race-based restrictions on marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. Many jurisdictions have had regulations banning or restricting not just interracial marriage but also interracial sexual relations, including Germany during the Nazi periodSouth Africa under apartheidand many states in the United States prior to a Supreme Court decision. Oftentimes, couples in intercultural marriages face barriers that most married couples of the same culture are not exposed to.
By Patricia Yuu Pan. InMildred Jeter Loving took the first step in fighting the Virginia state law banning interracial marriage. This Supreme Court civil rights decision abolished all race-based restrictions on marriage or anti- miscegenation laws in all states.