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Judge's halt of interracial marriage sparks outrage

• AP
Louisiana's governor and a U.S. senator joined Friday in calling for the ouster of a local official who refused to marry an interracial couple, saying his actions clearly broke the law.

Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish in the southeastern part of the state, refused to issue a marriage license earlier this month to Beth Humphrey, who is white, and Terence McKay, who is black. His refusal has prompted calls for an investigation or resignation from civil and constitutional rights groups and the state's Legislative Black Caucus.

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement a nine-member commission that reviews lawyers and judges in the state should investigate. 

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Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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How can any court, judge, or anyone halt any marriage or are they talking about halting a contract they call a marriage license? Which in that case would be a blessing unknown to the parties who are getting married. You are married in your heart with God. Not man and his devious contracts for control and personal gain unless you want to also take the state to bed with you as well.

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