In 1713, Huang married a middle-class Parisian woman named Marie-Claude Regnier.There are very few records of marriages between Europeans and non-Europeans during this time period and many considered such relationships unthinkable.Because of the Rhinelanders’ high position in society, their marriage was listed in the Headlines immediately blared the news of the marriage.Kip’s family quickly followed this with a demand that he divorce his wife, and he eventually succumbed to their will.While attending law school in England, Ruth met Sir Seretse Khama (then Prince Seretse Khama), the chief of the Bamangwato tribe, who became Botswana's first president in 1966.Under his leadership, the country underwent significant economic and social progress, while Ruth was a For eight years they lived as exiles in England, until the Bamangwato sent a personal cable to the Queen in protest.Rhinelander was a white socialite born into a prominent New York family.Jones was the biracial daughter of a working class couple.
With Bahá’í leader Abdu’l-Bahá declaring his staunch support for interracial marriages, Louis and Louisa were married in 1912 in New York, becoming the first interracial Bahá’í couple.
Although such laws officially remained on the books in several states, the Lovings’ landmark victory rendered them effectively unenforceable, ensuring nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.
The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.
In order to evade Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, the pair had traveled to Washington, D. In 1963, they approached the American Civil Liberties Union to fight their case in court.
After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.