It’s unbelievable that there are people in the U.S. who still think marriages between black and white people should not be allowed, but that is the belief of Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish (Louisiana, U.S.A.). The man thinks such marriages do not last long (Mr. & Mrs. Barack Hussain Obama, please note). He asks everyone who call about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he refuses to allow their marriage.

Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most members of black society do not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said. Beth Humphrey (a white U.S. woman) wanted to marry Terence McKay (a black American man), but Mr. Bardwell did not agree to sign their marriage license.

The couple says they will consult the U.S Justice Department about filing a discrimination complaint.