Essay On Interracial Marriage

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From the first successful settlement of the English colony in North America, marriage has played an important role in maintaining peace and establishing domestic roles and social standards for both men and women. Indeed, the first marriage in North America to promote peace between two discrete groups took place not long after the settlement of Jamestown. The union of John Rolfe and Pocahontas was an agreement to bring the English colonists and the Powhatan people together. Additionally, marriage in North America has also established the roles of men and women in both the private and public sectors. Throughout the years, part of society had always clung to a traditional standard of marriage due to the fear of changing the marriage’s institution. …show more content…
However, following the social mainstream, interracial marriage was legalized. When California became the first state to legalize interracial marriage, there were still ninety-six percent of Americans opposed to this. However, just a decade later, half the number of states have also legalized interracial marriage. Finally, through the ironical court case called Loving v. Virginia, the prohibition of interracial marriage was unconstitutional. The court involved Richard Loving and his black partner. After the two were married in the District of Columbia, they returned to living in Virginia. The couple was sentenced to a year in jail for the violation of Virginia’s interracial marriage laws. The court decision forever shifted the public opinions regarding the marriage between two different ethnics. Today, almost all Americans support interracial marriage. Just five decades later, the balance has totally been flipped. This is due to the new growing liberal …show more content…
However, in recent years, even the Republicans and conservatives support the ongoing liberalizing marriage movement. Meghan McCain, a conservative has announced in public that she is a pro-life and pro-gay marriage Republican. She stated, “I believe life begins at conception, and I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married.” Thus, following the liberal social viewpoints, it doesn’t take a liberal Democrat to support a new marriage institution. Today, it is only right for Conservatives to step toward supporting same-sex marriage. Conservatives and Republicans are part of a faction which strongly supports a limited government, thus, it is not justify to infringe upon marriage and personal rights when they agree to a less influencing

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