I was also going to point out that there have been many State and local officials around the country who took part in the marriages of blacks and other minorities.<quoted text>
You need to get your data from reliable sources. World Nut Daily doesn't know a valid survey from one in Cosmopolitan magazine.
In California ANY adult Citizen (non-felon) may serve as the State's Official Witness to the Civil Marriage contract. I know of a number of Mayors and two Governors who have officiated, though this is the first time I've encountered an AG serving in that capacity.
Care to provide links to your sources?
To claim otherwise is ridiculous, offensive and racist!