Thursday, October 15, 2009

Race in Louisiana

I find it absolutely repugnant and unacceptable, but not altogether surprising, some hick justice of the peace here in my home state of Louisiana (why do I live here again?) refuses to grant a marriage license to an interracial couple because he worries for their children. Where the hell does this dude get off making such decisions? It's not his friggin' business to worry about someone else's children, much less someone else's children who aren't even conceived yet. It's his business simply to grant a marriage license to anyone who is legally entitled to one. And if that wasn't bad enough, this idiot has the utter gall to say:

"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."

If he does an interracial marriage for one couple, he must do the same for all, he said.

"I try to treat everyone equally," he said.
Oh, the rich and ugly irony! He considers denying two people their legal right to marry because he doesn't support interracial union as an effort "to treat everyone equally." Does this racist idiot not see that his attitude is precisely NOT treating everyone equally?

The guy should lose his license, be disbarred, or whatever it takes to have him removed from any position of authority where he can behave so reprehensibly. Oh, and the two people victimized by his racist bigotry should sue the guy's pants off.


andrew said...

Bullets and male rape are fine in this situation too.

Individuals like this prove that they can not evenhandedly uphold the law. Complain to the state bar. This is blatant discrimination. Aside from that the announcement of a bar investigation bears a horrible stigma.

andrew said...

This guy is about to get wrecked!

D-BB said...

Tar and feather the freakin' piece of crap. Only problem is, he may be too stupid to feel the pain. A bullet in the head will do.

Actually, those lines were inserted into my marriage vows by my wife (white). Now that I think about it, perhaps I (white but Native American for tax purposes) should have backed out of the whole situation.