Because of the Rhinelanders’ high position in society, their marriage was listed in the Headlines immediately blared the news of the marriage.

Kip’s family quickly followed this with a demand that he divorce his wife, and he eventually succumbed to their will.

He was adopted by a French priest and later traveled to France with Bishop Artus de Lionne.

In spite of the Bahá’í faith’s innermost message of “Oneness of Mankind,” many people of the faith living in Washington, D. adhered to the attitude of racial segregation that was rampant during the time.

With Bahá’í leader Abdu’l-Bahá declaring his staunch support for interracial marriages, Louis and Louisa were married in 1912 in New York, becoming the first interracial Bahá’í couple.

Their sons Ian and Tshekedi later became significant political figures as well.

The marriage is said to have inspired the film In the early years of the 18th century, European scholars made huge advances in their understanding of Chinese language and culture.

In order to evade Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, the pair had traveled to Washington, D. In 1963, they approached the American Civil Liberties Union to fight their case in court.

After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.

Although such laws officially remained on the books in several states, the Lovings’ landmark victory rendered them effectively unenforceable, ensuring nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.

The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.

Nevertheless, Marie-Claude’s parents reportedly gave their blessing for the union, and while the couple soon found themselves in financial difficulties, the marriage seems to have been a happy one.

A year later, Marie-Claude died giving birth to their first child and Huang, heartbroken, followed her a year later.

Louis Gregory became a strong advocate for racial unity in both the United States as well as within the Bahá’í community; his most significant expression of the teachings of his faith come from his marriage.