New York City has long been the country's cultural melting pot.
And it's hard to imagine a time when interracial marriage was actually barred in some states.
But on June 10, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in a landmark decision that no state could restrict marriages based on race or culture.
Fast-forward 42 years. These local mixed-cultural couples still face challenges when blending their diverse backgrounds - from how to raise the kids to dealing with extended family.
More often than not though, the joys of being married far outweigh any obstacle.
(Note: the article cited the wrong date for the Loving v. Virginia decision, and one sharp-eyed reader noted it, and directed readers to our website for more information. Our thanks to him/her.)