Thus, as of June 12, 1967, interracial marriages were no loner illegal in any State. Historically, however the freedom of marriage was not always granted between races.We are now approaching the 31st year of the Loving decision and views on interracial marriage have improved. James Trosino, American Wedding: Same-Sex Marriage and the Miscegenation Analogy, 73 B. Virginia first enacted a statutory proscription of miscegenations marriage in 1691.10 Penalties were severe-the White partner in an interracial marriage was banished from the colony, and any child of the marriage was bound out by the church wardens until he/she reached the age of 30.11 There were many justifications to uphold the laws which stated that marriage between races were forbidden and criminal.Our society is based on Black and White, and those children in the middle need to understand that dealing with and not ignoring racism (pretending it does not exist) is the key to create a non-racial society. The author in this article, I believe, rightly rejects the "just say no" argument. With classification, people were given certain rights and privileges.If a person was White, they received the rights and privileges; if they were Black or of the mixed race they received nothing.
Celebrities like Tiger Woods may have changed society's views on interracial children, but are there more serious effects on these children than what is shown by Tiger Woods? Children of Interracial Marriages, Interracial Marriage: Expectations and Realities (1973). Race, Marriage, and the Law of Freedom: Alabama and Virginia, 1860's-1960's. Penalties were also set up for any probate judge who knowingly issued a marriage license to an interracial couple, and for any justice of the peace or minister of the gospel who performed a marriage ceremony for such a couple.15 This article goes on to show how the courts have adapted new law in both Alabama and Virginia as the political, legal, and constitutional environment determined how laws would be applied to interracial marriage. These time periods are where the history of the children born out of interracial marriages all began.The Supreme Court case, which directly speaks to this topic, is Loving v. In 1958 Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter married in Washington, D. and returned to Virginia together as husband and wife. The problem arose in that since 1961 Virginia banned interracial marriages.The Lovings were prosecuted under a statute enacted in 1924 entitled "An Act to Preserve Racial Integrity."1 The statute said that in Virginia no White person could marry anyone other than a white person.2 The law made it a crime not only to enter into an interracial marriage in the State of Virginia, but it also criminalized interracial marriages outside the state with the intent of evading Virginia's prohibition.3 Furthermore the law stated that children born out of such a union were deemed in the eyes of the State to be illegitimate and without the protections and privileges accorded to the children of lawfully wedded parents. This article compares the history of interracial marriages with that of same-sex marriages.This annotated bibliography will attempt to overview the history of interracial marriages and the children born out of such relationships.More specifically it will focus on how these marriages have affected the children throughout history and the effects interracial marriages have on children.