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Judge sets the stage for Louisiana same-sex marriage rulings

Judge sets the stage for Louisiana same-sex marriage rulings

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a mid-July deadline for filing briefs on multiple issues involving same-sex marriage in Louisiana.

Louisiana-flagU.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.

On Thursday, he set a July 16 deadline for attorneys to file briefs on related issues — including whether the state’s refusal to let same-sex couples marry in the state violates their rights to due process and equal protection.

Feldman will decide later whether to hold more arguments on those issues.

Follow the cases: Robicheaux v. George and Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield.

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