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In “your experience”?

Posted by c. wagner on October 19, 2009

Another bit of WTF for your thinking pleasure:

“A justice of the peace in Louisiana who has drawn widespread criticism for refusing to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple says he has no regrets about his decision. “It’s kind of hard to apologize for something that you really and truly feel down in your heart you haven’t done wrong,” Keith Bardwell told CNN affiliate WAFB on Saturday.”

He also said that in his experience, interracial marriages don’t last.

What sort of marriages do last in this country in this day and age? Isn’t the divorce rate something like 50%? Who else does this self-righteous “public servant” deny marriage licenses to?

Civil marriage is between people who want to join their lives and who are, hopefully, in love. It’s not his business to judge who is or isn’t worthy. And I wish more of the government and public would realize that.

Read the story at CNN.

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WTF, Morehouse?

Posted by c. wagner on October 19, 2009

An all-male college in Atlanta, Georgia, has banned the wearing of women’s clothes, makeup, high heels and purses as part of a new crackdown on what the institution calls inappropriate attire.

Okay. This far into the article, I was only mildly annoyed with Morehouse college regulating what students do on campus (not just when they go to class). Then I came to this paragraph:

“We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men,” he [Dr. William Bynum, vice president for Student Services] said.

They implemented the policy to keep 5 out of 2,700 students from dressing they way they want to? And phrased their justification in such a way as to sound as discriminatory as possible? At a historically black college?

What they hell were they thinking?

Read the story at CNN.

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