Love is still appealing!

With an unfortunate ruling today, Louisiana now is not the only state where a federal court has allowed the government to discriminate against same-sex couples and families.

That’s because the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

This flies in the face of over 40 court decisions across the country since the US Supreme Court overturned DOMA last summer. We remain confident – as we always have – that the Supreme Court will soon be on the right side of history.

Thursday’s ruling comes as Forum for Equality and our fellow plaintiffs prepare for oral arguments before the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals this January to bring marriage equality to Louisiana after a federal judge ruled that the state can discriminate against same-sex couples and families. Marriage is an essential right that is a part of the full equality that we fight for as an organization and is severely lacking in our state today.

Help us continue to build a state of equality here in Louisiana, from parish to parish and to the 5th Circuit! Make a gift of the heart to make full equality a reality in the Pelican state.

Yours in Equality,

SarahJane E. Brady
Executive Director, Forum for Equality

About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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