Following a campaign by Tinder and tech activist group Emojination, 71 new skin tone variations have been approved

In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between whites and slaves. An 1883 US supreme court ruling that state prohibitions on interracial marriage don’t violate the 14th amendment held for more than 80 years.

While such impediments to marriage were dismantled over time, there are still hurdles, however small, to overcome. Here, in 2019, interracial couples have a small victory to celebrate: the approval of 71 new variations of emoji for couples of color.

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