Under apartheid, dating across racial lines was banned by law. A quarter of a century later, south africa still struggles to welcome young. Interracial marriage is a form of marriage involving spouses who belong to different races or racialized ethnicities. In the past, such marriages were outlawed in the united states, nazi germany and apartheid-era south africa as miscegenation. In 1960 interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 usa states. It became legal throughout the united states in 1967, following the decision of the.