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Louisiana's Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconsitutional

Louisiana's Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconsitutional

A state judge in Lafayette has ruled that Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Laura Gerdes of the state Attorney General's office says attorneys have begun the appeals process.

KATC-TV reports that Judge Edward Rubin ruled from the bench Monday,.

KLFY-TV says he found that the law violated the Constitution's full faith and credit clause and the 14th Amendment's due process and equal protection clauses.

Lafayette attorney Joshua Guillory tells The Advocate he believes this is the first time a Louisiana state judge has found the law unconstitutional.

His clients, Angela Marie Costanza and Chasity Shanelle Brewer, had asked the state to recognize their California marriage certificate.

Rubin's ruling will be published Tuesday.

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