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Louisiana

Louisiana is the 18th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans.

LGBT Rights in Louisiana: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions was approved by Louisiana voters in September 2004. The measure did not ban domestic partnerships. Louisiana does not have statewide LGBT anti-discrimination protections. Louisiana hate crimes law provides for penalty enhancements for crimes motivated by the victim's sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, but not gender identity. Louisiana allows single persons to adopt and does not explicitly deny adoption or second-parent adoption to same-sex couples.

Current challenges to Louisiana’s same-sex marriage ban:
Robicheaux v. George and Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield.

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Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage case

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Louisiana Supreme Court building in New Orleans.
Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana's Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by June. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Louisiana same-sex marriage case

Monday, January 12, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take on a same-sex marriage case from Louisiana that remains under review in a federal appeals court, and re-listed cases from four other states for conference later this week. [...]

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Federal appeals court weighs overturning marriage bans in three southern states

Friday, January 9, 2015
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Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a powerful legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights. [...]

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5th Circuit to hear appeals in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas marriage rulings

Thursday, January 8, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments Friday in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: January 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015
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Marriage equality comes to Florida this week, so why are opponents saying it's not? Matt Baume reports on what's really going on, and how they're still trying to stop the weddings. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
Florida clerks can start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in January -- but if they do, they could risk arrest and jail time. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules conference on Louisiana gay marriage appeal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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In September, a federal judge upheld Louisiana’s ban, a rare loss for marriage equality advocates who, at the time, had won more than 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states. [...]

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Louisiana adds to momentum for Supreme Court review of gay marriage

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A second state — Louisiana — told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Justices should consider taking on the constitutional dispute over same-sex marriage without waiting further. It is important, the state said in urging prompt review of a federal judge’s decision upholding Louisiana’s ban on such [...]

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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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