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It has been just more than 50 years since Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court decision that banned state-level laws preventing interracial marriage. Yet in , there are a large number of Americans—nearly 20 percent—who feel there is something wrong with interracial marriage, according to a new poll this week from YouGov. The survey of U. Seventeen percent of respondents said interracial marriage was "morally wrong" while 83 percent said it was "morally acceptable.
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And recent surveys taken by Public Policy Polling reveal that close races are anticipated in both states. Data from both states shows that significant portions of right-leaning voters do not believe in the validity of either interracial marriage or evolution. Of some likely Republican primary voters asked, 60 percent of those responding in Alabama said they do not believe in evolution, and 21 percent from the same state said they feel interracial marriage should be illegal. In Mississippi, a reported 29 percent said interracial couples should not be legally permitted to marry, and 66 percent do not believe in evolution.
At some point in history, interracial marriages were prohibited by both religious institutions and the states worldwide. These couples have long faced discrimination, ostracizing, even prison, and death because of their love. Today, in , we are far from these times, although there is more work to be done since interracial couples still encounter prejudice on various accounts all over the world.