50 years after Supreme Court ruling, interracial marriage has increased, but varies by location

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  • sashabill Morgan Hill, CA
    May 22, 2017 1:03 p.m.

    Interracial marriage does not change the inherent moral definition of marriage, as being between a man and a woman. Same sex marriage, however, changes marriage from a moral construct with a moral definition into a non-construct with no definition -- just a matter of personal whimsy, political popularity, or various random cultural factors.

    It is sometimes said that the legalization of SSM constitutes the "triumph of love." It sounds to me more like the triumph of relativism.

  • JRL in AZ Tucson, AZ
    May 22, 2017 10:41 a.m.

    Interracial marriage is very different from same-sex marriage. It is silly to compare the two. Interracial marriage has been around since time immemorial and has been producing healthy families that whole time. SSM is new and cannot produce children. Those are the most obvious differences, but there are many more.

  • utahcoyote Saint George, UT
    May 22, 2017 8:34 a.m.

    @ ironrod

    Mr. Loving died in a car accident in 1975, and the Lovings’ son Donald died in 2000. In addition to her daughter, Peggy Fortune, who lives in Milford, Va., Mrs. Loving is survived by her son, Sidney, of Tappahannock, Va.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    May 22, 2017 7:00 a.m.

    @Iron Rod

    Richard died in a car accident in 1975. Mildred died in 2008. Mildred once said, “The older generation’s fears and prejudices have given way, and today’s young people realize that if someone loves someone, they have a right to marry.”

    I'm pretty sure they stayed in Virginia. That was the rationale behind the lawsuit. They wanted to live in that State. By 1967, most States with laws on the books banning interracial marriage were not enforcing them.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    May 22, 2017 4:01 a.m.

    She died at age 68. He died in 1975 in a car accident.
    Three kids.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2017 6:57 p.m.

    I would appreciate more information on how it went for them
    What are they doing today?
    Did they stay living in the south?
    What was the hardest thing for them?
    How many children did they have?
    How many grandchildren?
    What advise would they have for similar young couples today?

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 19, 2017 2:11 p.m.


    Could it be that only racists and race baiters get annoyed by articles on interracial marriages and where they most occur?

  • Silver Stingray St George, UT
    May 19, 2017 2:06 p.m.

    Spencer W. Kimball had very strong ideas on this subject.

  • Rubydo Provo, UT
    May 19, 2017 1:34 p.m.

    Could it be that only racists and race baiters care about the stats on interracial marriages and where they most occur?

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    May 18, 2017 2:05 p.m.

    Yes it was very similar and in fact many of the same and very similar arguments were made against legalizing interracial marriage.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:15 p.m.

    Do you suppose they had to put up with the same arguments 50 years ago that we just had to exorcise from the same sex marriage debate?