Justice of the peace denies couple marriage license because ‘the children will later suffer’

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kbardwellAccording to an Associated Press story, Louisiana justice of the Peace, Keith Bardwell, denied a marriage license to a STRAIGHT couple. The couple just happened to be interracial.

According to the Tangipahoa Parish Justice of the Peace,

“I don’t do interracial marriages because I don’t want to put children in a situation they didn’t bring on themselves,” Bardwell said. “In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer.”

It seems the he thinks interracial marriages are ephemeral at best and their offspring aren’t accepted by Black or White society. I guess based on that Britney Spears won’t be getting hitched any time soon in this Parish of her home state. Her marriages have a half life less than the life span of your typical Mayfly.

And these are some of the same arguments used against allowing gays to get married. The marriage won’t last and the kids will suffer. Since when has the longevity of a marriage, or the fairness of the world to children that may be cared for by that couple ever been considered grounds for allowing two people to get married?

It seems folks will use any argument, logical or not, to prevent the marriage of those which they do not approve.

Post by Joe in Hotlanta on 10/15/09 at 6:48 pm