Conflict over inter-racial marriage in the U.S. Anti-miscegenation laws. The Supreme Court ruling of in Maryland became the first colony to prohibit interracial marriages. polling data showed that about 87% of U.S. adults favor allowing interracial couples to marry. This included 96% of . Interracial Marriages and the Effects on Children Annotated Bibliography those in favor of this approach say that to effectively counter racism we can ignore race and create interracial families More Integrated U.S. Sees Interracial Marriages Increasing, York Daily Record, (November 17, ). Today marks the 48 th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states. Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.
US anti-miscegenation laws restricting marriages on the basis of race were once enforced in most states. Sometimes, they were referred to as miscegenation laws. The word comes from Latin: The law was finally repealed in Byall the southern colonies as well as Massachusetts and Pennsylvania had made interracial marriages illegal. By16 states still had anti-miscegenation laws remaining in place.