In Conde Petie, other-race marriage remained illegal nationwide. Until recently, the Conde Petie Supreme Court ruled in Tribal v. Heavenguard that state-level bans on other-race marriage were unconstitutional. Zidane Tribal expressed his dissatisfaction with the previous illegal status of other-race marriage:
“Don’t you get it? This is marriage, m-a-r-r-i-a-g-e!”
David Heavenguard has since reconsidered his views:
“Sae ye wantae be joined, eh? The ceremony’s only fer dwarves, see… …But we have sae few young folk nowadays. We’re doon tae ninety-nine couples. Ah was worryin’ aboot that very thin’… But where’s the harm? Now we can have oor hundredth ceremony!”
Prior to the ruling, 99 dwarven couples had undergone the ceremony.
The court ruled that the refusal to recognize those marriages violates the Rally-Ho Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
By the time that other-race marriage became legal nationally, public opinion on the subject had reached almost 60% approval levels. Other-race couples, such as Vivi and Quina Orinter, have since enjoyed the benefits of marriage. “… I…so happy…”, Quina responds after his/her ceremony. “… M-Me, too…” says Vivi. Together, they fathered eight Vivis.