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    That is the result of the referendum system in California. Of which I recently saw a headline that said that a lawmaker, or was it a politician? had said that that system had broken the California legal system. We are a republic to do away with mob rule and issues decided by referendum of the people is mob rule.
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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree. The referendum system in California is a complete joke. People without a brain in their heads put all kinds of crazy things on the ballot and most people here have no clue as to what they are voting for.
    I have no problem with a referendum system as a way to direct the legislative process to act, be it from tabling a bill the public wants acted on to passing it. But to give the mob such power is akin to a lynching mob.

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    Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    By MARY FOSTER (AP) 26 minutes ago
    NEW ORLEANS A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

    "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."

    Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them, he said.

    Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

    "There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."

    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.

    Bardwell estimates that he has refused to marry about four couples during his career, all in the past 2 1/2 years.

    Beth Humphrey, 30, and 32-year-old Terence McKay, both of Hammond, say they will consult the U.S. Justice Department about filing a discrimination complaint.
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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If you think this type of thing can't happen....look at prop 8 in California.

    Prop 8 showed us in California that Constitutional Rights can be taken away by a simply majority vote under the California Constitution....and your right to marry can be subjected to whatever the whim of those in the "majority" feel like.
    Kinda like what's happening to Rush right now, huh?
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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

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    Kinda like what's happening to Rush right now, huh?
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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom"

    I am trying to figure out why his black friends are laying in piles upon piles. That seems like as odd way to keep your friends. Of course it is awfull nice of him to let the piles use his bathroom.

    From the serious perspective I do understand that mixed race couples have more problems than straight race people and mixed race offspring are castigated by members of both of their source races.

    I also think that you may be a bit unfair in castigating the JP as a racist. he may indeed be motivated against mixed marriages. This is the same as a person being against same sex marriage in that that opinion alone does not make one "homophobic".
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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    What if this dude was black and he didn't want to marry a mixed race couple? Would all you Libbos still get torqued up about it?

    I know plenty of black people that are vehimitly opposed to inter-racial marriages.
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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I didn't know that any law had been passed banning Rush. Care to name one for me?
    A majority of people, who don't like this political views, have denied him the right to conduct business. Not a law, but his rights were denied just the same.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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