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Robicheaux v. George

Robicheaux v. George (prev. Robicheaux v. Caldwell), is a federal court challenge to Louisiana's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and recognition of lawfully performed out-of-state same-sex marriages, filed Jan. 13, 2014, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, on behalf of two same-sex couples married in Iowa who were seeking to have their marriages recognized by the state of Louisiana.

The case was originally filed July 16, 2013, but was was dismissed because plaintiffs had only named Attorney General James Caldwell as a defendant and he hadn't actually denied them the recognition of their marriage. The couples refiled on Jan. 13, 2014, naming State Registrar Devin George as defendant.

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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 the date for oral arguments has not yet been scheduled.

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Shreveport Times: Same-sex marriage ruling disappointing

| Monday, September 8, 2014
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The Shreveport Times opines last week’s ruling by a federal judge upholding Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage ... U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman claimed that there are no fundamental rights at stake, even though the Supreme Court of the United States has determined that marriage is a fundamental right in more than a dozen cases.

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Plaintiffs file appeal notices of Louisiana same-sex marriage ruling

| Friday, September 5, 2014
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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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Louisiana decision contradicts more than 20 consecutive federal court rulings

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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WASHINGTON – Today U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled to uphold Louisiana’s ban on marriage equality. Until today, no state marriage ban had survived a federal court ruling since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage decision in United States v. Windsor last summer. In response to today’s rulings, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Legal Director ...

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Federal judge upholds Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Wednesday broke a string of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal ...

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

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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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
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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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