Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

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A justice of the peace in Louisiana has refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple.

Seriously. Wow.

This rivals the recent story about black kids kicked out of a swim club. What year are we living in again?

But the craziest part is the justice’s astoundingly self-deluded defense, that he just wants to prevent them from having kids:

“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way.”

Someone needs to tell this guy what “racist” means.

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