the older US euphemism children of the plantation).
Many jurisdictions have had regulations banning or restricting not just interracial marriage but also interracial sexual relations, including Germany during the Nazi period, South Africa under apartheid, and many states in the United States prior to a 1967 Supreme Court decision.
In English, an "interracial marriage" refers to the institution of marriage, including childless marriages.
Formerly, the term was used more widely as a euphemism for interracial sexual unions that produced mixed-race offspring out of wedlock, since both miscegenation and illegitimacy were historically taboo in Western culture, particularly in the context of Victorian morality.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics).
And, most Americans say they approve of racial or ethnic intermarriage – not just in the abstract, but in their own families.
Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.