Inthe U. Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v. Virginia case that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country.
Hansi Lo Wang. Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage across the country. AP hide caption.
Interracial marriage in the United States has been legal in all U. Virginia that deemed "anti-miscegenation" laws unconstitutional. The proportion of interracial marriages as a proportion of all marriages has been increasing since, such that
By Gretchen Livingston and Anna Brown. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. All told, more thannewlyweds in had recently entered into a marriage with someone of a different race or ethnicity. By comparison, inthe first year for which detailed data are available, aboutnewlyweds had done so.
Today marks the 48 th anniversary of the U. Virginiawhich struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states. Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.
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In a survey published Tuesday by dating app Tinder, people who date online — and on Tinder specifically — say such services make them more open-minded about dating someone outside their own race or ethnicity. The swiping app stood out in the findings. The survey is part of a campaign by the company petitioning the Unicode Consortium to include interracial couple emojis.
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.
It has been just more than 50 years since Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court decision that banned state-level laws preventing interracial marriage. Yet inthere are a large number of Americans—nearly 20 percent—who feel there is something wrong with interracial marriage, according to a new poll this week from YouGov.