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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Runs Out Of Excuses To Block Same-Sex Marriage

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has dragged his feet using every tiny possible excuse to avoid allowing the rulings of SCOTUS and the Fifth Circuit Court on marriage equality.

The latest excuse last night was that the state would not recognize same-sex marriages until the original ruling by the district court was rescinded.

The Fifth Circuit set a deadline of July 17th to act, BUT the district court moved on it.

From the ruling:

IT IS ORDERED that this Court’s Order and Reasons and the accompanying Judgment dated September 3, 2014, are hereby recalled and rescinded; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Article XII, Section 15 of the Louisiana Constitution, Article 89 of the Louisiana Civil Code, and laws enacted pursuant thereto, violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and may not be enforced against the Plaintiffs or any other same-sex couple; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Article XII, Section 15 of the Louisiana Constitution, Article 3520(B) of the Louisiana Civil Code, and laws enacted pursuant thereto, violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and may not be enforced against the Plaintiffs or any other same-sex couple.

New Orleans Advocate says that as of Noon today all Louisiana Parishes are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

And – DONE.

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