You may have heard the news of the ruling on marriage equality here in Louisiana this morning. I want you to know that we will vigorously appeal the ruling that refuses to strike down Louisiana’s ban of same-sex marriages as unconstitutional and grant full rights and benefits to its same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.
Forum for Equality joins with the ALCU, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Community Center and PFLAG New Orleans for the Decision Day Rally tonight. We encourage and welcome everyone to join with us at the Pedestrian Mall in Jackson Square this evening at 5:30PM. Invite along your friends, neighbors, allies and co-workers! Don’t forget your signs, banners, and flags!
Our appreciation and gratitude to Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann for their phenomenal dedication to this case and as they move their fight forward to the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. We are confident the courts will ultimately support the claims that same-sex couples will be accepted as equal citizens.
We always anticipated it would be a difficult fight to have same-sex marriages recognized in Louisiana. The Constitution demands equal protection to all citizens, including the Louisiana LGBT community. It is time for marriage equality, even in the deep South.
There are over 20 federal decisions on our side of this issue from courts across the nation, and only this federal ruling against same-sex marriage. We are going to move forward to bring about simple justice and equality. Even in Louisiana, love is love.
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We will not stop; we can’t.
Equality for All,
Executive Director, Forum for Equality