Thursday, October 15, 2009

News Bites: Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

It's so horrible that someone would use their racist views to deny someone else their happiness. It's so sad that things like this still go on.

HAMMOND, La. (MSN) - 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.

Neither Bardwell nor the couple immediately returned phone calls from The Associated Press. But Bardwell told the Daily Star of Hammond that he was not a racist.

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