NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because it violates equal protection rights, a state judge ruled Monday.
Judge Edward Rubin said the ban violated the 14th Amendment and the constitutional requirement that states give “full faith and credit” to each other’s laws, KLFY-TV reported. His ruling came in same-sex adoption case of Angela Costanza and her partner, Chasity Brewer.
The judge said Constanza may adopt her partner’s son and be listed as a parent on his birth certificate. The couple’s lawsuit said the state should recognize their marriage, which took place in California.
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