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US JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REFUSES TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENCES TO MIXED-RACE COUPLES

Via BBC News 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. He said he had “piles and piles of black []