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New York Daily News

Sat, 07/11/2009 - 8:33am -- eddien
In the melting pot of NYC, these mixed-cultural couples think the world of each other
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Nicole Carter and Amy Eisinger

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.)