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Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 15th 2009, 11:17 PM

The article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091015/...rracial_rebuff

Can I just say wow? I do not see how someone can be like this in our world today. Of course, I know it exists, but I just do not see how people can live with themselves.

Being in an interracial relationship, as well as expecting an interracial child, I find this extremely offensive.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 15th 2009, 11:35 PM

I read about this in one of my friends' facebook links. First off, thats a stupid reason not to marry someone, partiuclarly when a) you know they'll get married by someone else, and b) not being married doesn't stop them from having kids. I think it goes a lot deeper then he simply doesnt think its fair on the kids. Because he did state something like 'I dont think people should mix in this way', before trying to suggest offspring implications. Not to mention, what sort of message does this send out to those of mixed race. The guy is blantantly going to get in trouble though.
   
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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 15th 2009, 11:38 PM

I love how he uses the classic line "I have lots of black friends". That makes me so angry, surely its illegal?!




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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 12:22 AM

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I love how he uses the classic line "I have lots of black friends". That makes me so angry, surely its illegal?!
Yeah, and he even lets them use his bathroom!

Its all ignorant. I imagine he is going to get in to trouble now, as the couple mentioned in this article are filing a complaint for discrimination. Perhaps he will lose his priviledge to even marry people. He obviously cannot make wise choices.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 12:33 AM

oh dear. how stupid.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 12:37 AM

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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 01:00 AM

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If he did an interracial marriage for one couple, he must do the same for all, he said.
"I try to treat everyone equally," he said.
Fail.

This guy is an idiot. Maybe statistically more interracial couples break up, but that doesn't mean any specific interracial couple is more likely to break up than any same race couple.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 02:05 AM

Wow... he claims to treat everyone equally.



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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 02:12 AM

I dunno what to say, the article speaks for itself.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 03:10 AM

This is just horrible.
I myself, am in an interracial relationship - and this really hurts.
What ignorant, pretentious bigoted people.
   
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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 16th 2009, 05:01 PM

I wasn't aware that it was 1959, not 2009. Whoops, sorry guys.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 17th 2009, 02:03 AM

This is discrimination, and dumb. My girlfriend is black, I'm not, so we shouldn't marry? It shouldn't be happening now, we should have acceptances for interracial marriage, for different races, etc.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 17th 2009, 03:28 AM

Somehow, I'm not surprised at all by this.


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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 17th 2009, 07:08 AM

It would be different if he were a priest or something. But he's not. He's a dummy who's behind with the times.



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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 17th 2009, 07:44 PM

I couldn't keep a straight face while reading that link. I find it hilarious how he says he tries to treat everyone equally while admitting he won't issue marriage licenses to certain people. What was even funnier was that he suggested they go to another justice of peace in order for that person to grant the couple the marriage license. The guy is obviously fighting hard to stick to his view of not granting marriage licenses for inter-racial couples but he then turns around and says "oh, just go to Joe over there, he'll do it for you".

The part that I think is the funniest is when he says he even goes out of his way to allow black people to use his bathroom. I was thinking, "damn, he's own hell of a nice guy, he actually allows blacks to use his sacred throne?".

This guy is a complete joke and a moron, hopefully he'll get his ass handed to him for his 2.5 years of discrimination (which in his mind is somehow treating people equally). Also, I wonder if this clown can tell the difference between discrimination and equality, I don't think he can.
   
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Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. - October 20th 2009, 06:46 AM

I'd say it's depressing to see something like this is this day and age, but honestly all the fiasco over gay marriage has sort of desensitized me to this. Massive swaths of America are still bigoted, what's a little more?


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