Interracial Marriage

Marriage Rights

2022-12-08T17:19:07+00:00December 8th, 2022|

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes. President Joe Biden is expected to promptly sign the measure, which requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, a relief for hundreds of thousands of couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized those marriages nationwide. The bipartisan legislation, which passed 258-169, would also protect interracial unions by requiring states to [...]

Interracial Marriage Legislation

2022-11-17T05:00:35+00:00November 17th, 2022|

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the legislation, meaning a final vote could come as soon as this week, or later this month. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill ensuring the unions are legally recognized under the law is chance for the Senate to “live up to its highest [...]

Breaking News

2022-05-04T14:50:37+00:00May 4th, 2022|

(CNN)Justice Samuel Alito, in his draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, tries to make clear it should not necessarily impact other decisions such as the right to marry a person of a different race or same sex and the right to contraception, which rely on some of the same threads of legal reasoning as the abortion rights landmark. Alito's draft opinion to reverse Roe is everything the anti-abortion movement has worked for In the draft, Alito said that what "sharply distinguishes" Roe, and the 1992 follow-up Casey v. Planned Parenthood, [...]

Ban on Interracial Marriage

2020-10-29T16:39:54+00:00October 29th, 2020|

Ban on Interracial Marriage (CNN)This Election Day, Alabama voters once again will decide whether to remove racist language from the state's constitution and other sections that ground it in its segregationist past. Although segregation hasn't been legal in Alabama since the 1950s, a section remains in the state's constitution requiring Black and White children to attend schools separated by race. There are also sections in the state constitution on poll taxes, the rights of men -- and only men -- to vote in the state and the statewide ban on interracial marriage. Project RACE urges [...]

What Nelson Mandela Fought For

2019-12-13T09:16:07+00:00December 13th, 2019|

World of Weddings: Marriage of mixed-race couple in South Africa is "exactly what Nelson Mandela fought for" In our weeklong series World of Weddings, we sent a team of correspondents around the globe to witness unique ceremonies and understand what marriage means in different cultures. In our third report, we take you to South Africa, where as recently as the 1980s mixed-race marriages were illegal under apartheid. Two worlds collided as the Maselas and the Daltons came together in Pretoria, South Africa, for the marriage of their children Mante and [...]

2019-08-22T15:42:48+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

Lucille Ball Lucille Ball was born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York.  From a young age, Ball had an interest in performing. In fact her first stage was the counter of her local butcher!  Here she would entertain incoming customers with her dancing, twirling and her (personal favorite) rendition of a jumping frog. While Ball was exuberant and full of spirit, she was actually incredibly shy.  In fact this affected her in acting school as well.  Ball’s instructors even expressed their thoughts as to how they thought “Lucy’s wasting [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2019-06-20T20:51:42+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Serena is thirty seven years old. She is one of the greatest women’s tennis players. She has won a record 23 Grand Slam tennis titles. She met thirty six year old Alexis Ohanian in May of 2015 at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel in Italy. He had never watched her play. Alexis is co founder of the social new website Reddit. His father is Armenian and his mother is from West Germany. Serena had never heard of Ohanian. She invited him to Paris to watch her [...]

Intermarriage Report

2019-02-16T21:50:57+00:00February 16th, 2019|

From Pew Research: One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015. This reflects a steady increase in intermarriage since 1967, when just 3% of newlyweds were intermarried, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center analysis. While Asian (29%) and Hispanic (27%) newlyweds are most likely to intermarry in the U.S., the most dramatic increases in intermarriage have occurred among black newlyweds, 18% of whom married someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from 5% in 1980. About one-in-ten white newlyweds (11%) are married to [...]

Is Kamala Harris Black?

2019-02-11T13:30:08+00:00February 11th, 2019|

  I like Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), but she disappointed me today. In a radio interview, Harris was asked about her “blackness.” Her parents were born in India and Jamaica, making her what we would call biracial or multiracial. She is, of course, very free to racially identify as she pleases and apparently she identifies as black. Absolutely fair enough. The problem I have is when she tries to represent everyone—and no, she’s not the president yet, so she doesn’t get to do that. She said, “I’m not going to [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-12-13T19:37:15+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Ben Baker   A few months ago, my family and I made the three-hour trek down to NYC to be photographed by world renowned photographer Ben Baker. This fall he started working on a project that highlights multiracial families (like mine!) and their positive impact on our nation. We met Ben Baker at his studio in Chinatown. He was very friendly from the moment we met him. He told us a bit about his homeland, Australia, and his past photoshoots. It was all so cool! We even got to sit [...]

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