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Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

• AP
A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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What a blessing for them. Maybe this will give then some time to wake up and learn the truth about what the marriage license and all licenses are really about.

Comment by Trouser Chili
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That's why we have marriage licenses.  They were started after the slaves were freed to prevent blacks from marrying whites (similar time/reason for gun control). Nice to see the judge go all historic.  What a crock..

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