Anger at US mixed marriage ‘ban’

A white US justice of the peace has been criticised for refusing to issue marriage licences to mixed-race couples.

Keith Bardwell, of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, denied racism but said mixed-race children were not readily accepted by their parents’ communities. A couple he refused to marry are considering filing a complaint about him to the US Justice Department. Mr Bardwell said he had often conducted the weddings of his black friends.

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