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Judge Denies Interracial Couple a Marriage License

mixed-race-wedding-cake-topperA Louisiana judge turned away an interracial couple requesting a marriage license this week out of “concern for the children they might have.”

Yes, I said this week – as in this happened in 2009.

Keith Bardwell told the AP he isn’t a racist because he has “piles and piles of black friends.” What’s more, he let’s them use his bathroom! In his house! Let’s nominate him for the neighbor of the month award.

But, of course, he just doesn’t take kindly to whitey marrying one of them there colored folks. In the past two and a half years as a judge, Bardwell has apparently turned away four couples because, as he told the AP, ” “I think those children suffer and I won’t help put them through it.”

And he’d turn away another couple of mixed race, he says, because he treats everyone equally. Would that be with equal amounts of discrimination?

According to U.S. Census figures, the number of multiracial people in America rose 3.4 percent last year to about 5.2 million in the U.S., making “multiracial” the fastest-growing ethnic group in the nation. So Mr. Bardwell, guess what the best way to decrease societal acceptance issues for biracial children is? To accept them.

The couple, by the way, is suing.

Image: Magic Mud

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