A white Louisiana justice of the peace refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, saying, "I just don't believe in mixing the races that way." Justice Keith Bardwell insists he is not a racist. "I have piles and piles of black friends," he told the Associated Press.
This happened last week. In 2009. No joke. To those who think racism is a thing of the past, think again.
Maybe refusing to marry gays and lesbians will look as ridiculous in a few decades.