From Chris Otten, FFELA Chair Elect

The Forum For Equality Blog

roses red logo forumThis is a brief update on the status of our lawsuit.

As you have probably heard, Judge Feldman heard oral arguments yesterday in the marriage equality lawsuit we filed along with six other plaintiff couples, seeking to force Louisiana to recognize otherwise valid, out-of-state same-sex marriages. A seventh couple sued to force Louisiana to issue marriage licenses, but the court announced several months ago that it wanted to resolve the marriage recognition issue before getting into the marriage creation issue.

The arguments yesterday were excellent, and Judge Feldman asked pointed, carefully considered questions to both sides. We could not be happier with the level of preparation both of our legal team and of the court – it is always best to have a well-prepared judge, particularly when one is confident, as we are, of one’s legal correctness.

At the end of the arguments, as expected, the court announced that…

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