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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; The fight for same-sex marriage in three of the deepest Deep South states ? Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas ? will have a crucial moment on the battlefield Friday before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, although even the most ...

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What?s at stake for same-sex marriage Friday in New Orleans



The fight for same-sex marriage in three of the deepest Deep South states ? Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas ? will have a crucial moment on the battlefield Friday before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, although even the most optimistic scenarios for legal same-sex marriage still place it weeks or months away.

Starting at 9 a.m., a three-judge panel in the federal court will hear oral arguments challenging bans on same-sex marriage in separate cases from each state. Each state?s case is allotted an hour of discussion, with the hearing expected to be finished by noon.

The underlying issues in each states? cases are the same, attorneys and advocates said in a Thursday night briefing for supporters at Cathedral Creative in the Central Business District, about two blocks from the federal courthouse.? [ Read more ]

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