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Official in interracial couple flap under fire

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A local official in Louisiana  refused to marry an interracial couple. In Doing this, this person clearly broke the law. I think this is a bad thing people should not be denied marriage because they are a different race. I also think this man should be punished or even fired because he clearly broke the law.


Written by domsangs

October 18, 2009 at 3:29 am

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  1. Question: Was this a Court Appointed official that worked for the local government or an officiant (with or without religious ties)?

    If this was a Court appointed official, then I think that there should be some form of repercussions for his actions. Or if the courts refused to issue this couple a marriage licenses then there is a really large problem. On the other hand, it is not illegal for an officiant to refuse to marry someone on the basis of race, religion, etc.


    October 19, 2009 at 6:32 am

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