interracial marriages had to be deterred not because the racist thought marriages across the races were impossible, but rather precisely because he knew they were possible. Viewed in this light, the defenders of traditional marriage and the opponents of interracial marriage are animated not just by different but by actually opposite motives. according to virginias solicitor general robert mcilwaine, gordon concluded that interracial marriages hold no promise for a bright and happy future for mankind and bequeath to. The first critical purpose for marriage described here is to mirror gods image. The hebrew word for mirror means to reflect god, to magnify, exalt and glorify him. We are to be gods representatives to a world that desperately needs to see who he is. secondly, inherited and unchangeable racial traits cannot be compared with non-genetic and changeable behavior. There is simply no analogy between the interracial marriage of a man and a woman and the marriage between two individuals of the same sex. they believe that, while opposition to interracial marriage was based on bigotry, their opposition to same-sex marriage is based on reason and natural law. christian opposition to interracial marriage is still a problem. I would have a heart attack if my daughter ever brought home a black boy. in many ways, todays debate about same-sex marriage resembles earlier debates about interracial marriage. Owners in other states were punished for their religious beliefs after they but it continued to prohibit interracial dating, interracial marriage. Visionaries laud it as the making of a multi-ethnic, golden race that will bring peace to the planet.