2009-10-16

Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License in Louisiana


This judge feels the interracial relationships tend not to work out and has concerns that the children of such unions will not be accepted by blacks or whites.

The judge forgot to think about a few things:

#1 Interracial marriage has been legal in all 50 states since 1967 (Loving v. Virginia)
#2 People have children all the time without being married.
#3 He lives in Louisiana. Louisiana the home of Placage. Let's just say race mixing was common, very common for a long time in that state.
#4 Mixed race children have been able to cope with being mixed race for centuries now.

Thanks to Z Moss for referring this story to me.