Interracial marriage

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A multi-racial European family, in a park, holding flags of the European Union.

An interracial marriage is a marriage between two people of different races. In some cases it violates a rule requiring endogamy. In some countries, it was against the law to marry someone of a different race. These countries included, Germany (during the Nazi period), South Africa under apartheid, and some U.S. states in the United States before a 1967 ruling.

The United Nations "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" which granted the right to marriage "without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion" was enacted in 1948. [1] It is now accepted in principle in most of the world.

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra with her white husband Nick Jonas

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  1. Nations, United. "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". United Nations. Retrieved 2023-11-11.