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Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

What year is this? Louisiana judge, Keith Bardwell, refused to issue a marriage license to Beth Humphrey (white), 30, and Terence McKay (black), 32, out of concern for any children the couple might have. "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," said Bardwell. Really? Not sure there could be a more racist act than that. This is not an isolated incident according to Bardwell. When couples call them, he asks if they are mixed and tells them if they are he will not marry them. Beth and Terence say they will consult the U.S. Justice Department about filing a discrimination complaint. The ACLU also sent a letter to the Louisiana Judiciary Committee, which oversees the state justices of the peace, asking them to investigate Bardwell and recommending "the most severe sanctions available, because such blatant bigotry poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the administration of justice." Does this surprise you? Do you have an incident where you were mistreated because of your race? Click here to read the full article from the Associated Press.

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