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 interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 USA states. Virginia , which ruled that race-based restrictions on marriages, such as the anti-miscegenation law in the state of Virginia , violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. Many jurisdictions have had regulations banning or restricting not just interracial marriage but also interracial sexual relations, including Germany during the Nazi period, South Africa under apartheid , and many states in the United States prior to a Supreme Court decision.
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Americans are already what racial purists have long feared: a people characterized by a great deal of racial admixture, or what many in the past referred to distastefully as "mongrelization. Some were joyful, passionate, loving affairs. Many were rapes. Others contained elements of both choice and coercion.
Aiming to cost Lincoln and his party the election, two Democrats posing as Republicans promoted the notion that the Republican Party not only condoned interracial marriages, but actively encouraged them. Ferguson ruling. The far more chilling effect of irrational white fears over miscegenation, however, emerged outside of the court system: lynching.