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Denied a marriage license for being an inter-racial couple, WTF?

NEW ORLEANS – 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."

Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them, he said.

Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 7:18 PM on Oct. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • i'm thinking his pile and pile of black friends should come together and unload (feces)on his on his head!!!!!
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 9:30 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091015/ap_on_re_us/us_interracial_rebuff;_ylt=An54snp21d4vKs1S._xQ58lH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTJvYjZhc2JlBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMDE1L3VzX2ludGVycmFjaWFsX3JlYnVmZgRjcG9zAzUEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yaWVzBHNsawNpbnRlcnJhY2lhbGM-

    Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

    "There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:19 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • I smell...lawsuit!
    benjamink

    Answer by benjamink at 7:20 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • That's a load of BS....Time to go find his info on line so we can light his butt up eh?
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 7:20 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • http://www.tangipahoa.org/
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 7:25 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Thanks mamakirs!! I'm on it NOW!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:27 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Wow!


    jaw drop


    "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."


    confusedWhat?  Did that make sense in some alternate universe? 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:28 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • It's not his place to make that decision. If the law allows inter-racial marriage who is he to deny a couple? I can see refusing to perform the marriage himself, but he does not have the right to deny them a marriage license.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Wow! "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." What? Did that make sense in some alternate universe?


     


    NO, it did NOT...in every universe he is a racist , judgemental FOOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:36 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • I remember reading this is a book. So sad that she shared his views! But her's wasnt so much concern about the kids althoug that was mentions, but out of mixed race couple not being able to do God's work...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

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