while most anti-miscegenation laws primarily targeted interracial marriages between white people and black people or white people and american indians, the climate of anti-asian xenophobia that defined the early decades of the 20th century meant that asian americans were also targeted. In this case, the cable act retroactively stripped the citizenship of any u. these striking black and white images capture interracial couples in the us in the late 1800s and early 1900s, at a time when such relationships were taboo and - in some cases - illegal. After an extensive legal battle, the supreme court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in june of 1967. photos of 19th century interracial couples are incredible examples of love triumphing over law. Interracial relationships might seem like a relatively new phenomenon but you know, swirl love has. Interracial marriage in the united states has been legal throughout the united states since at least the 1967 u. Virginia (1967) that held that anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional. Chief justice earl warren wrote in the court opinion that the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and. the number of interracial marriages has increased 7 times since 1967. Can you imagine what the rate would be without the history of slavery and miscegenation laws? I guess the future will see. in the united states, anti-miscegenation laws were laws passed by most states that prohibited interracial marriage and interracial sexual relations. Some such laws predate the establishment of the united states, some dating to the later 17th or early 18th century, a century or more after the complete racialization of slavery. The sheriff answered thats no good here and arrested them on charges of violating virginias anti-miscegenation law. The first column shows the twelve states that never had laws against black-white marital unions. The second column shows states that repealed such laws before 1900. The third column shows states that repealed such laws after 1900, but before the 1967 u. A history of interracial marriage and miscegenation laws both passed and struck forgetful of their free condition and to the disgrace of our nation do intermarry is surely to deprive all the states citizens of liberty without due process of law. Difficulties faced by interracial couples historically and today.