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Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court had to rule in favor of a case involving two lesbians that their marriage was legal because of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the definition of marriage.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling just weeks ago that marriage if a fundamental right for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation has forced states that disagree to comply. A case involving an out-of-state marriage between two lesbians and their ability to both be recognized as their son’s mother was decided on Tuesday by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

  
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While the Justices ruling on the case did not want to, they admitted that they were constrained to by the law “set forth by a majority of nine lawyers appointed to the United States Supreme Court.” Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll wrote, “to express my views concerning the horrific impact these five lawyers have made on the democratic rights of the American people to define marriage…was a complete and unnecessary insult to the people of Louisiana”.

The Justices ruling went on to declare, “It is a sad day in American when five lawyers beholden to none and appointed for life can rob the people of their democratic process, forcing so-called liberties regarding who can marry on all Americans…”

Justice Jefferson Hughes III dissented, declaring that Louisiana should defy the Supreme Court because “Judges instruct jurors every week not to surrender their honest convictions merely to reach an agreement.”

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Many state officials are coming forward to voice their concern and unhappiness with the Supreme court ruling.

Source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/07/08/louisiana_supreme_court_justices_blast_horrific_marriage_equality_ruling.html



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