Louisiana magistrate denies marriage license to interracial couple
A justice of the peace in northern Louisiana has refused to grant a marriage license to an interracial couple because he believes it would harm any children born of that relationship.
“I’m not a racist,” Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in the state's Tangihapoa Parish, told the Hammond, Louisiana, Daily Star. “I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children.”October 15, 2009, Raw Story
"I'm not a racist?" "I'm not a racist?"
then WTF is he?
as an officer of the law, has he never heard of Loving v Virginia, 1967?
it is a 9-0 decision by the Supreme Court that struck down Virginia's miscegenation law and, consequently, all of laws like it in the country.
i had to read the story twice.
with all the crap that is going on in this country since January 21, 2009, i'm really not sure where i am anymore...