Supreme Court rejects Louisiana gay marriage case, takes no action on four others

Hello Lovelies! I must say I’m hugely, HUGELY disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the gay marriage case in Louisiana. It’s my home state and if it’s never an option here, then I’m going to move. I don’t want to live where I cannot enjoy the full benefits of being an American. I understand that the States have had their own measure of independence, but how can you expect people to be totally okay with State governments riding roughshod over the very values that were fought over in the Revolutionary War and every war after that? Last time I looked there wasn’t an asterisk note or footnote at the end of the Constitution stating that these laws applied until and unless the States decide to take away those rights. We’re so worried about others taking away our rights when we don’t do anything about the ones who are, right here in our own backyard.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, which is in the midst of deciding whether to take up the issue of gay marriage, on Monday declined to take an early look at a challenge to Louisiana’s state ban.

The court took no action on four other pending cases concerning gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, but could act on those cases as soon as later this week.

The decision not to hear the Louisiana case was not unexpected as gay rights advocates had sought to skip the regular judicial process by seeking Supreme Court review before the case had been decided by an appeals court. Gay rights advocates representing the Louisiana plaintiffs said in court papers there is a “pressing need” to resolve the issue once and for all.

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