Louisiana JP blocks interracial marriage

Local official denies racism, but says he worries about the children of mixed unions

Maybe Keith Bardwell, a justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, was unaware President Obama was in the state the day he denied a marriage license to an interracial couple, citing concern for the pair’s children. That would be President Obama—child of a Kenyan father and a mother from Kansas. Nor could Bardwell be watching True Blood, where Louisianan characters not only have relationships with members of other races, but with vampires. Ease up, Keith. If vampires existed, you’d be glad to marry white people to black people.

Chicago Tribune

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