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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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.
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 [...]
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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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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