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All anti-miscegenation laws banned the marriage of whites and non-white groups, primarily blacks, but often also Native Americans and Asians.
In 1664, Maryland enacted a law which criminalized such marriages—the 1681 marriage of Irish-born Nell Butler to an African slave was an early example of the application of this law.
Virginia (1691) was the first English colony in North America to pass a law forbidding free blacks and whites to intermarry, followed by Maryland in 1692.
Although anti-miscegenation amendments were proposed in United States Congress in 1871, 1912–19, a nationwide law against racially mixed marriages was never enacted.
Prior to the California Supreme Court's ruling in Perez v.
In addition, the state of Oklahoma in 1908 banned marriage "between a person of African descent" and "any person not of African descent"; Louisiana in 1920 banned marriage between Native Americans and African Americans (and from 1920–1942, concubinage as well); and Maryland in 1935 banned marriages between blacks and Filipinos.
While anti-miscegenation laws are often regarded as a Southern phenomenon, most western and plains states also enacted them.Across metropolitan areas, intermarriage rates vary dramatically.Honolulu has the highest rate of intermarriage – 42% of newlyweds have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.While intermarriage is generally more common in metropolitan areas than in more rural non-metro areas (18% of newlyweds vs.11%), there is tremendous variation within metro areas in the shares of newlyweds who have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.This was the first time in American history that a law was invented that restricted access to marriage partners solely on the basis of "race", not class or condition of servitude.