Supreme Court Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans
November 21 2014 3:01 PM ET

SCOTUS Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorneys for the same-sex couples hoping to overturn Louisiana's ban on marriage equality have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case, even before a lower court rules.

Texas, Louisiana Marriage Bans Finally Headed to Court — Next Year
October 28 2014 1:15 PM ET

Texas, Louisiana Marriage Bans Finally Headed to Court

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal appeals court will hear cases challenging bans on same-sex marriage in Texas and Louisiana January 5.

Has The Supreme Court Made Marriage an Issue in the Midterm Election?
October 07 2014 1:05 AM ET

Has Supreme Court Made Marriage an Election Issue?

Trudy Ring

The issue is now clearly back in the political arena, but Republicans seem to want to avoid it.

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings
October 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings

Trudy Ring

Church officials say they're worried that making space available to AA means it would have to accommodate any and all, including same-sex weddings. But their fears are unfounded.

Louisiana State University Introduces LGBTQ Minor Program
October 02 2014 2:01 PM ET

Louisiana State University Introduces LGBTQ Minor Program

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Louisiana State University introduced an LGBTQ minor program this fall semester.

African-American Judge Compares Marriage Discrimination to Racism
September 29 2014 1:07 PM ET

WATCH: Judge Rules Marriage Ban Like 'Separate But Equal'

Matt Baume

In a major decision, a Louisiana judge has compared marriage bans to the state's old unconstitutional 'separate but equal' laws.

Louisiana Judge Strikes Down State's Marriage Ban
September 23 2014 2:10 PM ET

Louisiana Judge Strikes Down State's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A state judge arrived at the exact opposite conclusion of a U.S. district judge regarding the constitutionality of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage.

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner
September 15 2014 10:47 AM ET

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner

Annie Hollenbeck

Officials from Louisiana State University will meet with the fraternity after displaying several crude banners over the years.

Exploring Louisiana Judge's Conservative, 'Terrifying' Background
September 04 2014 5:06 PM ET

Exploring Louisiana Judge's 'Terrifying' Background

Matt Baume

Will U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's decision upholding Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage be one of his few rulings that is overturned by a higher court?

La. Trio Accused of Enslaving Trans Woman for Years
June 06 2014 3:25 PM ET

La. Trio Accused of Enslaving Trans Woman

Parker Marie Molloy

After meeting online, an unnamed trans woman's stay with a Louisiana couple turned violent as she was beaten, forced to perform sex acts, and complete household chores against her will.

Op-ed: The Accidental Activist in You and Me
April 25 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Accidental Activist in You and Me

Kristen Becker

Kristen Becker never thought her comedy career would lead to a fight for equality in the Deep South.

La. Legislators Refuse to Repeal Sodomy Ban
April 16 2014 11:57 AM ET

La. Legislators Refuse to Repeal Sodomy Ban

Trudy Ring

The state's House of Representatives, facing pressure from the Christian right, votes down a repeal of the unconstitutional, unenforceable law that has nonetheless continued to be used as grounds for arrest.

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in Louisiana, Missouri
February 12 2014 6:22 PM ET

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in La., Mo.

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT organizations are taking aim at discriminatory marriage laws in two traditionally conservative states.

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