How Has Interracial Marriage Changed

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Marriage is a human right for all people. People in the past and present have been denied this right simply because their skin color or their sexual orientation. Throughout history the definition of marriage has changed. For example, marriage used to be between couples of the same race, they could not be an interracial couple because if they were they could not marry. Marriage was also considered a union between a man and a woman. In modern times that view has changed and marriage now includes a union between a man and a woman, a man and a man or a woman and a woman. Marriage has changed throughout history and it started with a case in the Supreme Court.
The case that changed how people view marriage was the 1965 case of Loving V.S Virginia, which involved Mildred Loving, and her husband Richard Loving. They were an interracial couple that married in Washington DC and when they went back home to Virginia they were arrested simply because of the color of their skin. Before, this case interracial marriage was illegal in many states and if one married in a state that did not allow interracial marriage then it would result in a prison sentence. The Loving’s committed a crime because they got married outside of Virginia, where it was legal and came back home where it was illegal. Mildred Loving said this when she was asked about the 40th anniversary of the Loving Supreme Court Case: I
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When Prop 8 passed California stated, "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Many people who were against same sex couples supported this proposition. People who were against same-sex marriage gave money to support prop 8. Some churches, even gave money to support prop 8 so people could vote yes on prop 8. However, despite their efforts this proposal was finally ruled unconstitutional on August 4,
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