Louisiana marriage amendment survives challenge

    SCOTUS Blog: Ruling that the Supreme Court’s one-year-old decision striking down a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act “does little more than give both sides in this case something to hope for,” a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize any such union performed in another state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin C. Feldman thus became the first by a federal court to reject a constitutional challenge since the Justices’ decision in United States v. Windsor.

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    “The people of Louisiana – and the people of every state – should continue to have the authority to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. The district court in this case was right to conclude, as the U.S. Supreme Court did in its Windsor decision last year, that marriage law is the business of the states. We concur with the district court’s observation that ‘Louisiana is acting squarely within the scope of its traditional authority, as underscored by Justice Kennedy’ in the Windsor decision.” -Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione

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