A recent study reveals that one in 12 American marriages are between two people of different races. The figure is even higher among newlyweds in New York state - where one in seven marriages in 2010 were interracial, according to the Pew Research Center report. That is slightly below the national average for newlyweds. In all, 8.4 per cent of current US marriages are between mixed-race spouses, up from 3.2 per cent in 1980, the New York Daily News reported. As the number of interracial marriages has grown, the public has become far more accepting of them as well, the study says. Several city-based interracial couples echoed that finding, saying they feel no stigma associated with their colourful marriages.Source: ANI << Insurance Sector Moving Towards a Paperless Model Protein That Sends Painful Touch Signals Identified >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Study Says 30pc of Office Romances Culminate in Marriage A recent study says that more than a third of office romances end in marriage. READ MORE Gay Marriage Bills Put Before Australian Parliament Today two bills calling for the legalization of gay marriage were introduced to Australia's parliament. READ MORE California Ban on Gay Marriage Slammed by US Court A US federal appeals court slammed a California law on Tuesday that deprives gays and lesbians of the right to marry, in the most recent round in the battle over same-sex marriage. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Iron Intake Calculator Drug Interaction Checker Selfie Addiction Calculator More News on: Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?