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Louisiana likely to keep unconstitutional definition of marriage

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2024
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Many lawmakers support keeping anti-LGBTQ+ trigger law on the books, sponsor says. Republican lawmakers plan to leave in a section of the Louisiana constitution that defines marriage as between one man and one woman during a potential constitutional rewrite despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Louisiana Republican Rep. Beau Beaullieu of New Iberia, the lawmaker carrying the legislation calling for a constitutional convention, said his conservative colleagues want to leave in the “Defense of Marriage” section just in case the landmark 2015 civil rights case Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized...

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