John M. Becker

SCOTUS Will Consider Taking Louisiana Marriage Case

Filed By John M. Becker | December 18, 2014 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, Louisiana, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

supreme-court-side-view.jpgThe U.S. Supreme Court formally listed Robicheaux v. George, the Louisiana marriage equality case, for consideration at its private conference on January 9, 2015.

At that meeting, the Court will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to review the case.

HRC reports:

The justices will deliberate whether to take up Robicheaux v. George on appeal after a federal district court upheld the state's ban on marriage for same-sex couples in September of this year. In response to today's news, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Legal Director Sarah Warbelow issued the following statement:

"There's no question that the U.S. Supreme Court must decide the issue once and for all. The existing patchwork of marriage laws across the country creates immense challenges for same-sex couples who simply want a fair shot at protecting and providing for themselves and their families. A strong majority of Americans, along with dozens of federal courts across the country, agree that states should not be able to continue discriminating against couples who wish to have their relationships recognized as valid under the law."

None of the other petitions in marriage cases currently before the Court have been listed yet.

Stay tuned, folks!

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