Senators restart debate over Louisiana marriage license law
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have revived efforts to rewrite a Louisiana law requiring people to produce a birth certificate to get a marriage license, a statute that has been temporarily blocked.
A federal judge in March stopped enforcement of the 2016 law after a foreign-born U.S. citizen sued because he was unable to obtain a marriage license.
But a House-backed proposal to tweak the law was derailed in a Senate committee after it ran into criticism from those involved in the lawsuit.
Senators on Monday unanimously agreed to add language into an unrelated bill that would allow applicants who aren't able to provide a birth certificate or a social security number to get a waiver from a judge.
The proposal heads to the House for consideration.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
State rep pushing for more ferry crossings to alleviate morning traffic
Gun stolen from inside of a Baker police officer's home
Livingston sheriff hosts annual Christmas Crusade to help families in need
Trim and terrific treats with Holly Clegg recipes
Hammer-wielding robbers smash glass cases at Wal-Mart, steal nearly $10,000 in electronics