A justice in the US regularly quizzes couples to make sure they aren’t mixed race before issuing marriage license; if they are they don’t get one.
Fuckin’ fuck. In 2009 how the fuck does this happen?
And in a stunning show of cognitive dissonance these two quotes:
Keith Bardwell, of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, denied racism but said mixed-race children were not readily accepted by their parents' communities.
He said: "I try to treat everyone equally."
I had a great-uncle who said this sort of thing:
"There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," he said "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."
I was 10 and though it was a specious argument. But he was old and from a different time…And he was a sign painter, not a fucking justice.
This guy should be run out of town, but it being Louisiana he’ll end up with a memorial plaque or something.