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Although the racist laws against mixed marriages are gone, several interracial couples said in interviews they still get nasty looks, insults and sometimes even violence when people find out about their relationships. Interracial marriages became legal nationwide on June 12, 1967, after the Supreme Court threw out a Virginia law that sent police into the Lovings’ bedroom to arrest them just for being who they were: a married black woman and white man.
“I have not yet counseled an interracial wedding where someone didn’t have a problem on the bride’s or the groom’s side,” said the Rev. The Lovings were locked up and given a year in a Virginia prison, with the sentence suspended on the condition that they leave Virginia.
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When you’re walking down the street together, it was like you’ve got a contagious disease.” But their love survived, Rossignol said, and they returned to Natchez to renew their vows 40 years later.
It's a big world and the INTERRACIALPeople community wants to help you connect with singles in your area.In 1974, Joseph and Martha Rossignol got married at night in Natchez, Mississippi, on a Mississippi River bluff after local officials tried to stop them.But they found a willing priest and went ahead anyway.Some of those laws went beyond black and white, prohibiting marriages between whites and Native Americans, Filipinos, Indians, Asians and in some states “all non-whites.” The Lovings, a working-class couple from a deeply rural community, weren’t trying to change the world and were media-shy, said one of their lawyers, Philip Hirschkop, now 81 and living in Lorton, Virginia.They simply wanted to be married and raise their children in Virginia.
“To America’s credit, from the time that we first got married to now, I’ve seen much less head-turns when we walk by, even in rural settings,” said William, who is black.