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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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U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Louisiana same-sex marriage case

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS -- Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban want the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court. [...]

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5th Circuit schedules hearings in appeals of Texas, Louisiana gay marriage rulings

Monday, October 27, 2014
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday scheduled oral arguments in the appeals of same-sex marriage rulings from Texas and Louisiana. The court set arguments for both cases to be heard during the week of January 5, 2015. [...]

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Lambda Legal joins appeal of Louisiana marriage ruling to 5th Circuit

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Lambda Legal said Tuesday it is joining the legal team representing seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s [...]

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Fifth Circuit to hear same-sex marriage appeals from Louisiana, Texas

Friday, September 26, 2014
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday said it will hear the appeals of same-sex marriage rulings from Texas and Louisiana. Equality on Trial reports that the two cases will be heard on the same date and by the same panel, although [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Gay rights group files lawsuit challenging Louisiana gay marriage ban

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Louisiana
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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