- Civil marriage equality cannot legally be denied at the state level, via the Supreme Court of the United States, as of 26 June 2015. (Same-sex couples have the legal right to marry.)
- 3 July 2015, Bobby Jindal Really, Really, Really Hates Marriage Equality - By Kevin Drum, from The Advocate via Mother Jones
- 2 July 2015, Gov. Bobby Jindal apparently still is blocking state-government recognition of same-sex marriages, although he is allowing New Orleans to issue licenses to same-sex couples. You certainly can go get married - it's just that, for now, the state government still isn't recognizing your marriage and is treating you accordingly in state agencies, paperwork and bureaucracy.
- 29 June 2015, Baton Rouge, Ascension now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples - Advocate Staff Report
- 29 June 2015, Woot! Go, Louisiana! Jefferson Parish gives 1st Louisiana marriage license to gay pair - By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune
- 28 June 2015, Jindal: Louisiana will obey the high court on marriages - By Nick Gass, Politico
- 27 June 2015, Even After Supreme Court Ruling, These States Are Still Resisting Same-Sex Marriage - By Casey Quinlan, ThinkProgress
- On 26 June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled FOR marriage equality and that same-gender couples have the constitutional right to marry in all 50 states and all U.S. territories.
- MARRIAGE EQUALITY FAQ
- If a marriage license is refused to you, please contact one of the following legal organizations immediately!
- 1 case challenging the state ban on same-sex marriage in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1 case regarding adoption in state appeal court.
- In 1997, the City of New Orleans extended health insurance benefits to same-sex partners of city employees, the first and only city in the state to do so.
- In 1998 and 1999, in addition to having a state constitutional ban on marriage equality, Louisiana added provisions to its Civil Code prohibiting same-sex couples from contracting to marry and prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.
- In 1999, the City Council of New Orleans created a domestic partner registry for the city.
- On 3 December 2013, Louisiana finally agreed to conform with Dept. of Defense policy stating that state workers would be considered federal workers while enrolling same-sex couples for benefits. (Following the June 2013 Windsor ruling, the DoD had issued directives requiring state units of the National Guard to enroll the same-sex spouses of guard members in federal benefit programs. On 3 October 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel publicly insisted on compliance.)
- In an error-ridden opinion on 3 September 2014, Federal District Judge Martin Feldman upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. Feldman was the first federal judge to rule against same-sex marriage since the June 2013 SCOTUS decision in Windsor.
- There has been a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions from 2004 through 2014.
- On 3 September 2014, Federal District Judge Martin Feldman upheld the Louisiana ban.
- On 22 September 2014, state court Judge Edward Rubin ruled that Louisiana's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
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