Louisiana senators won't remove gender from marriage laws
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana senators have refused to eliminate gender-specific terms from state marriage laws in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
A Senate judiciary committee voted 4-1 Monday against the proposal by Sen. J.P. Morrell.
Morrell, a New Orleans Democrat, said while the subject might be controversial, the law is irrefutable.
The Louisiana Family Forum, a conservative Christian organization, objected to the changes.
Organization president Gene Mills said the current language referencing a husband and wife and describing marriage as a "between a man and a woman" reflects the view of a majority of Louisiana's citizens.
He suggested a future Supreme Court could change the same-sex marriage ruling.
Morrell replied: "This is the law of the land whether you like it or not."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
A Denham Springs fundraiser hopes to raise money for a man severely...
A 67-year-old woman was stabbed to death Sunday by a man at...
Hundreds of teachers are absent in protest this Monday, but school is...
A former Angola guard is back in the news as lawyers for...
Lawmakers seek more oversight in university Title IX policies as the 2021...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees
Southern football on the road to play Texas Southern