On October 6, Louisiana justice of the peace Keith Bardwell refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple. He said:
There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage. I think those children suffer and I won’t help put them through it…I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way. I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom.
Remember last June, when Pennsylvania State Sen. John Eichelberger said:
[Gays are] not being punished. We’re allowing them to exist, and do what every American can do.
We’re not bigots. We let minorities exist. We even let them use the bathroom!