Friday, October 16, 2009

Anger at US mixed marriage 'ban'

I keep saying that though U.S. voters elected Obama as President, absolutely nothing else changed in America in the last twelve months...

A white US justice of the peace has been criticised for refusing to issue marriage licences to mixed-race couples.

Keith Bardwell, of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, denied racism but said mixed-race children were not readily accepted by their parents' communities.

A couple he refused to marry is considering filing a complaint about him to the US Justice Department.

Mr Bardwell said he had many black friends and frequently married them.