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Louisiana / Interracial Marriage / McKay Interview #950398

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 16, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana: Sean Callebs) Major new developments in the story of an interracial couple who wanted to get married & the justice of the peace {Keith Bardwell} in Louisiana refused to marry them featured; scenes shown of the couple. [Wife Beth McKAY†- outlines what she was told: overt racism.] [Parish justice of the peace Terri CROSBY†- says Bardwell referred the couple to her.] [Husband Terence McKAY†- comments.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Bardwell's refusal to be interviewed by CNN noted. Live interview held with Beth McKay. [McKAY - recounts her shocked reaction to the justice of the peace saying he does not perform such marriages.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Callebs, Sean

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