Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hey Louisiana Um...WTF?!

Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License by Louisiana Judge

At first when I saw this headline I was like no way this is true! We are in 2009 not 1929 for goodness sakes.

Full article via Huffpo here:

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.

Um, I'm sorry judge I didn't know it was up to you to determine how long a marriage would last or how the kids would turn out when you sign the form to give someone a marriage license? Of course just like this guy, the judge said he's not a racist.

Of course the ACLU is now involved (I wish I was working on that case) and this will definitely turn out well for this couple in the end because like I said before, this is not 1929.

What's going on in the world?!
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