Louisiana Updates


Justice who refused to marry interracial couple makes national news

The Hammond Star originally published an article Thursday in which writer Don Ellzey reported that Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace for Tangipahoa Parish's 8th Ward, said it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.
"Beth Humphrey, 30, said she and her boyfriend, Terence McKay, 32, both of Hammond, intend to consult the U.S. Justice Department about filing a discrimination complaint," according to the article.
Since the news went public, there has been a windfall of coverage:
WAFB: Interracial couple's controversy draws national attention
The Advocate: Groups call for JP's resignation
The Independent: Keith Bardwell: couillon justice
AJC: Why the South looks stupid to the rest of America
Christian Science Monitor: Is life tougher for biracial kids?
WWL TV: Exclusive video: Wife of Justice of the Peace speaks out

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