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Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield

Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield is a federal court challenge to Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed Feb. 12, 2014, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by the Forum for Equality Louisiana and four married same-sex couples challenging the state’s constitutional prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. The lawsuit also challenges the state’s refusal to recognize both members of a same-sex union as parents of a child born to them or adopted.

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Plaintiffs file appeal notices of Louisiana same-sex marriage ruling

| Friday, September 5, 2014
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
NEW ORLEANS -- Marriage equality supporters in Louisiana have given formal notice of their appeal of a federal court ruling upholding the state's same-sex marriage ban. Forum for Equality Louisiana and several gay couples filed their notices Thursday and Friday in their challenge of the ban.

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Federal judge in La. same-sex marriage case says no more arguments needed

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge in Louisiana says he doesn't need to hear any more arguments in the case of a same-sex couple challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, and has signaled he is prepared to rule the ban's constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman heard arguments in June regarding Louisiana's refusal to recognize the unions ...

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Judge sets the stage for Louisiana same-sex marriage rulings

| Friday, June 27, 2014
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NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a mid-July deadline for filing briefs on multiple issues involving same-sex marriage in Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has already heard arguments on some of those issues regarding Louisiana’s refusal to recognize the unions of same-sex couples legally married in other states.

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Judge in La. same-sex marriage case signals he may expand scope of ruling

| Wednesday, June 25, 2014
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge in New Orleans heard arguments Wednesday on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Attorneys on both sides of the issue pointed to last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal prohibition against recognizing legal gay marriages.

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Federal judge to hear arguments in challenge to La. same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Wednesday morning's hearing before U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman deals with lawsuits filed earlier this year by two same-sex couples married in Iowa who were seeking to have their marriages...

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Gay rights group files lawsuit challenging Louisiana gay marriage ban

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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NEW ORLEANS -- Four married gay couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Louisiana Constitution's prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

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