NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue aIn my experience, the words "I'm not a racist" is usually followed buy some incredibly racist comment. to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.The full story is here. Oh, it should go without saying that this is flamingly illegal. It's not even close to being slightly legal. It's not even legal if you squint at it after a few pints, and it's dark, and you have pinkeye, and you left your glasses at the bar.
"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."
It's pretty damn illegal.
I know, now that we have a black president, racism is obviously dead.