Saturday, October 17, 2009

Justice of the Peace blocking an interracial marriage

Keith Bardwell, a Justice of the Peace for Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana refused to issue an marriage license an interracial couple because he was concerned by the well-being of the children that could be produced by such union.  HUH?

"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."
That's so precious he allows blacks use his bathroom and are tolerated.  Bardwell is a borderline racist with a seperatist mentality.  Is the President a product of an interracial marriage?  Oh yeah, nevermind...

Now this isn't the first time Bardwell has done this because word is that he has done this 4 other occassions to other interracial couples.  However, Beth Humphrey, 30, and 32-year-old Terence McKay were the first to ring the alarm and garner some major attention to his foolishness.  They are going to issue formal complaint to the U.S. Justice Department to have this investigated. 

The ACLU sent a letter to the Louisiana Judiciary Committee, the agency that oversees the state justices of the peace, asking them to investigate Bardwell.  They also recommend "the most severe sanctions available, because such blatant bigotry poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the administration of justice."

Also as of Friday, Oct. 16, the Lousisiana Governor "Bobby" Jindal and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has called for Bardwell being ousted from his judicial seat. 

OTHER TIDBITS: Oh yeah, the couple did get their marriage license from another Justice of the Peace in the parish anyways.  Bardwell is a Republican and has been a justice for 34 years.  His current term expires Dec. 31, 2014. 

Well, looks like Bardwell has done did it and he can kiss his job goodbye.  Yeah, yeah, I know racism isn't going anywhere anytime soon, but still.  However, little do most people know this occurs in a number of places and a number of counties across the nation (not just in the South) either.  However, for Bardwell the rooster has crowed 3 times...

1 comment:

  1. You know i thought this was just pathetic. Worried about their kids my ass! Their kids have nothing to do with him!



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