As cliché as it may sound, but the old saying “Love conquers all” is true in every sense of the phrase. Love knows no age, or color of the skin. It knows no race, because love blooms in the heart, it simply does, no matter the different races. Interracial marriage may have been a taboo in the past, but many couples have fought hard to fight for what they feel until society has accepted their interracial relationships.

What is interracial marriage?

An interracial marriage is a marriage between a man and a woman who did not come from the same race. It has been believed in the past that white people are meant to only to marry white people and black people are only for black people. Those who have crossed the line became outcast from the society they live in, and truth be told, even in the modern age, interracial marriages are still snubbed upon by some small minded people. Though this stigma is lesser in degree, it still exists. However, no law, no matter how strong, can ever change the perception of some people who feel it in their bones that interracial marriages are not acceptable.

Legalization of interracial marriage

After decades of fighting for their right to love and marry whom their heart choses, couples from different races finally were able to legalize their union when in 1967 in the United States of America the interracial marriage has been legalized by the Supreme Court of the United States. It was ruled as Loving v. Virginia, citing that the restrictions in interracial marriages is a direct violation of the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. This ruling paved the way for the blend of races and children who are born with mix bloods. Though it is a struggle, but maybe someday the stigma will completely vanish.