Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters. Foster, Jr. Supreme Court struck down the death penalty for rape two years later in Coker v. On April 28,the Senate Labor Committee approved in a 4—3 vote a bill that would have banned employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
On February 5,the Robicheaux plaintiffs, now joined by two women married in Iowa in and two men denied a marriage license in New Orleans in Januaryrefiled their suit, naming as principal defendant the state Director of Health, along with the Secretary of Revenue, with the case styled Robicheaux v.
The decision is put on hold pending appeal by the state. Supreme Court 's ruling in Obergefell v.
January 30, On September 3, Judge Feldman ruled for the defendants, writing that "Louisiana has a legitimate interest In early Maythe Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill toughening laws against bestiality and separating them from the unconstitutional sodomy law.
The two have been together for 14 years. Go, Louisiana! Despite the passage of the aforementioned provision, the state Supreme Court in State v. Hodges on June 26,the Louisiana Supreme Court, by a ruling, found the case moot and dismissed the state's appeal making the trial court's ruling in Costanza v.
Metro Weekly. All parties asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to set an expedited briefing schedule to allow an appeal to be heard alongside De Leon v.
Supreme Court rejected a request from Lambda Legal , representing the plaintiffs in the case, Adar v. Hodges on June 26, held that the denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples is unconstitutional, invalidating the ban on same-sex marriage in Louisiana. On 22 September , state court Judge Edward Rubin ruled that Louisiana's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
George , plaintiffs challenged the state's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. In March , the Louisiana Senate Judiciary Committee rejected a proposed bill to repeal the unconstitutional same-sex marriage ban.
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