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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; At about 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 29, New Orleans couple Michael Robinson and Earl Benjamin ? partners for nearly 15 years ? married in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. "By the virtue of the powers and authority conferred upon me ...

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Louisiana's first same-sex marriage performed in New Orleans


At about 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 29, New Orleans couple Michael Robinson and Earl Benjamin ? partners for nearly 15 years ? married in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

"By the virtue of the powers and authority conferred upon me by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana and in the presence of the God almighty, I pronounce you, Michael Robinson, and you Earl Benjamin Jr., to be legally married spouses under the laws of this nation in the state of Louisiana," said District Court Judge Paula Brown, who performed the ceremony.? [ Read more ]

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