Marriage is about loving, committed couples who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of each other, in good times and bad. Marriage is about the things we give – to the person we love, to our families, and to the people whose lives we share. Tomorrow morning we continue on the road to make marriage equality a reality in Louisiana.
Oral arguments by attorneys for Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann will be presented in US District Court in New Orleans before Judge Martin Feldman tomorrow morning. Forum for Equality Louisiana, together with six couples, challenged the state’s constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed outside Louisiana. The plaintiffs are represented by Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann and Richard Perque.
The lawsuit charges that Louisiana’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages violates the US constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process. Join Forum for Equality Louisiana and these brave couples as we embark on the hardest challenge we’ve ever taken on. We will be celebrating marriage equality with Courthouse Cocktails tomorrow at the Rusty Nail (1100 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130) from 5:30 to 8:00.
We have a big task to undo the constitutional ban here in the Pelican State. We can’t sit idly by and hope equality will trickle down some day. We are fighting for equality now.
From Shreveport to New Orleans, through the courts and legislature, stand with us as we work to fight against the unjust laws of this state.
With Equality for All,
SarahJane E. Brady
Executive Director, Forum for Equality Louisiana
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