The court set arguments for both cases to be heard during the week of January 5, 2015.
In the Louisiana case, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman upheld the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. His Sept. 3 ruling was the first to uphold a state ban since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
In the Texas case, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia declared that state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The February ruling has been on hold pending appeal.