Video: US official balks at wedding

US justice of the peace pressured over stance on inter-racial marriage.

    A low-level judge in the southern US state of Louisiana is being pressured to resign after it was revealed he refused to marry a mixed-race couple.

    The pair did eventually get married, but are now considering taking up the matter against the justice of the peace in a court of law.

    Patty Culhane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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