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State AG appeals gay marriage ruling to La. Supreme Court

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, September 27 2014 Sep 27, 2014 September 27, 2014 10:51 AM September 27, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision to ban same-sex marriage in Louisiana.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office filed the appeal Friday after the ruling Monday by Lafayette Parish Judge, Edward Rubin.

The ruling was made in the same-sex adoption case of Angela Costanza and her partner, Chasity Brewer, affects only the 15th Judicial District, which also includes Acadia and Vermilion parishes.

Rubin said Constanza may adopt her partner's son and be listed as a parent on his birth certificate. The couple's lawsuit said the state should recognize their marriage, which took place in California.

The decision has been suspended pending the state's appeal and will have no immediate impact.

Caldwell's office is asking the state high court to rule quickly.


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