Louisiana considers altering, killing marriage-license bill
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate.
A Senate committee is scheduled on Tuesday to hear a bill that would allow judges to waive the birth certificate requirement.
A federal judge temporarily blocked the law in March; earlier this week, lawyers for Viet Anh Vo asked the judge to permanently block it.
Vo's lawyer says the court effort will continue, regardless of the Legislature's actions.
Vo is a U.S. citizen but has no birth certificate because he was born in an Indonesian refugee camp after his parents fled Vietnam.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Denham Springs festival returns
As state pushes for more vaccinations, Tigerland bars host 'shots for shots'...
EBR School Board approves revised academic calendar
Bills to improve Title IX policies move forward with no opposition
EBR School Board to vote on consolidating 2 middle schools