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Louisiana Judge Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional


A state Judge in Louisiana ruled in a court case that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  He says the ban on same-sex marriage interferes with equal protection rights and the fourteenth amendment.  A lesbian couple presented this case because they wanted their marriage to be recognized by Louisiana state, and the wanted to be viewed as a family. However, the Louisiana attorney general, Buddy Caldwell will likely appeal this decision.

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Equality and rights are related to this story.

Many judges in the united states believe that same-sex marriage should not be allowed, including U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman. Feldman claims that “federalism is not extinct”. However, a Louisiana state judge disagrees. He says that a same-sex marriage ban is a violation of the fourteenth amendment, which protects equality. Sexuality should not cause anyone to be treated differently, or unequally. The Louisiana state judge also said that a ban on same-sex marriage “ infringes upon equal protection rights”. Same-sex couples do not have the right to get married, but they haven't broken any laws by liking someone of the same sex that could cause them to deserve to have this right taken from them. Same-sex couples seem to be denied rights, and treated unequally because of their sexuality.

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