How TV took the conversation way beyond marriage.
Do you remember when Edith Bunker got a job at Louise Jefferson's store?
It caused quite a stir in the fictional Bunker household.
You see, the cantankerous "All in the Family" main character, Archie, didn't want his wife to take the job offer. Not only because it came from his archnemesis George Jefferson but because he was afraid of what people would think of his white wife working in a black man's store.