An Earlier Constitutional Amendment on Marriage « North Carolina Miscellany

An Earlier Constitutional Amendment on Marriage

 

January 17, 2012 by John Blythe

Article 14, Section 8 was adopted during the Constitutional Convention of 1875. The amendment, outlawing interracial marriage, remained a part of the North Carolina Constitution until 1971, when a new state constitution was adopted. In 1977 the General Assembly passed a law validating all interracial marriages that occurred prior to March 24, 1977, the date of the law’s passage.

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