Thursday, October 15, 2009

I do not think that word means what you think it does

(Note: It's apparently pick on Louisiana day.)

"I try to treat everyone equally," he said. "He" being Keith Bardwell, a justice of the peace in Tangiphoa Parish in Louisiana.

I'm not quite sure he knows what "equally" means. Mr. Bardwell's name popped up in a news story when it came out that he refuses to marry interracial couples on the grounds that he thinks it will be bad for their children. He has no problem, apparently, with marrying black couples, just interracial ones.

"If he does an interracial marriage for one couple, he must do the same for all, he said."

Why yes, that is what that would mean. And by treating everyone equally, he's discriminating against some couples and not others?

Maybe he's referring to the despicable treatment that the right has given to that downtrodden product of an interracial union, y'know, old what's his name? Oh, yeah, the President of the United States.

1 comment:

Carlos said...

Gov. Jindal has called for his removal and now the case is in the La. Supreme Court. They say it'll take a year to ultimately remove this guy. I don't get it. Didn't this guy violate some anti-discrimination or state civil rights statute that warrants immediate dismissal?