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(Yes, that's also still a thing.) Even in the world's most multicultural city, tensions arise from the potpourri of mixed unions between ethnicities and religions.

So a handful of couples joined us to represent Toronto's interracial scene and offer some insight on what struggles still persist almost 50 years after the Loving case.

As I gauge this topic with them, we're stumped to name anyone among us who's in a relationship with a person of the same race.

"I can't think of anyone who is Spanish with Spanish, Black with Black or Sri Lankan with Sri Lankan," says Karol.

The survey also suggests that about 85 per cent of Canada's mixed unions involve a person from a visible minority group and a white person, as opposed to two people of colour, a revealing stat that hints at the discrimination between minorities.

For instance, South Asian or Chinese parents are sometimes willing to accept a mixed union between their child and someone white.

We've had some odd experiences: the surprised stares (which we, too, are guilty of when we see other mixed-race couples); police officers who roll up and ask her if she's safe.

And I've also had to deal with my family's expectation that I would stick to our culture and caste.

They took their case to the Supreme Court in a landmark civil rights fight that they won in 1967.