On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.
This month marks the 44th anniversary of the Loving v. A 1968 Gallup poll found three-quarters of whites disapproved of a whites and blacks marrying.
Even though the Buddhist texts are silent on the subject of monogamy or polygamy, the Buddhist laity is advised to limit themselves to one wife.
The Buddha realized that one of the main causes of man's downfall is his involvement with other women (Parabhava Sutta).
Man must realize the difficulties, the trials and tribulations that he has to undergo just to maintain a wife and a family.
Today, opposition to interracial marriage is low, but it still lingers.
Among religious groups, evangelicals remain the most opposed to interracial marriage, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press (Pew).