Prohibiting Interracial Marriage and “Mongrelization”
• 1661 Maryland law
– White-black marriage banned
• 1880-1948 California Civil Code
– bans marriage between a white person and “a Negro, Mulatto or Mongolian”; Filipinos added in 1933 (13 other states follow suit)
• 1922-31 Cable Law
– female citizens lost their citizenship if they married “aliens ineligible for citizenship”
– Brenda Wong Aoki’s discovery of her Grand Uncle Gunjiro’s girlfriend
• 1967 Loving v Virginia
– Supreme Court rules that states cannot outlaw interracial marriage
Sigh... the definition of marriage never changed. Here's the legal definition of marriage:
"marriage n. the joining of a male and female in matrimony by a person qualified by law to perform the ceremony (a minister, priest, judge, justice of the peace, or some similar official), after having obtained a valid marriage license (which requires a blood test for venereal disease in about a third of the states and a waiting period from one to five days in several). The standard age for marriage without parental consent is 18 except for Georgia and Wyoming where it is 16, Rhode Island where women can marry at 16, and Mississippi in which it is 17 for boys and 15 for girls. More than half the states allow marriages at lesser ages with parental consent, going as low as 14 for both sexes in Alabama, Texas and Utah. Marriages in which the age requirements are not met can be annulled. Fourteen states recognize so-called "common law marriages" which establish a legal marriage for people who have lived together by agreement as husband and wife for a lengthy period of time without legal formalities."
It doesn't matter what race the female or male are as long as they aren't the same sex they don't violate the definition of marriage.
I think it's absurd you want to remove the "man and woman" part because that's the basis of the definition. If I decided to call the color red, blue that would be ridiculous, because RED is RED and BLUE is BLUE. RED can't be modified and defined as BLUE, it's already RED. I think "Different but equal under law" is a better fit.