15 October 2009

What is this, the twilight zone?

A bit late to that party, racist buffoon

This has only been illegal for an officer of the government to do for almost 50 years. I'm frankly amazed it even can still come up.

Of course, it would be nice if the government could apply the same logic to homosexuals at some point (as in: the government cannot tell people who they can or cannot marry, within some justifiable limitations such as consent to contract issues). But it's been established practice for decades not to do this crap relating to interracial couples. What. The. Fuck. Happened? I mean, I know this was Louisiana, but the attitudes expressed in this piece don't make any difference to the laws of the country and state. It's not a JP's job to make the laws or to enforce such laws as they see fit. They may express their personal opinion and oppositional views but they cannot carry them out as official state policy. I also love his 99% "statistic". What difference would that make first off, second, who cares, and third, it's not much of an accurate statistic. Even for the state of Louisiana and his jurisdiction. I'm really not sure how that was supposed to appeal to our logic centers to demonstrate that this was not some racist bigot who was elevated to a state office.

I suppose one simple suggestion would be to simply erase the state's involvement in marriage entirely. But I don't think that will be happening any time soon either.
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