Archive for September, 2016

Chinese and Virginia’s (Defunct) Interracial Marriage Ban

Posted in Law on 20160925 by Avenging Sword

Recently, I started wondering whether marriage between a white person and a person of Chinese ancestry would have been allowed under Virginia’s old, now-repealed[1] ban on interracial marriages.  The answer ended up being more complicated than I expected.  Strangely enough, while the most recent version of this ban did indeed prohibit Chinese-white marriages, prior versions of that law likely permitted such unions.

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