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The Louisiana Family Forum “End of Week with Gene Mills” is a weekly newsletter, from the desk of LFF’s President, keeping you informed and up-to-date on state and national issues and events important to traditional family values.
Here are the most recent 2015 issues:
Feb. 27, 2015 – No Child Left Untouched!
Feb. 20, 2015 – Let’s Hear Bibi!
Feb. 13, 2015 – Reflections On Marriage In Louisiana!
Feb. 6, 2015 – Obama and the High Horse
Jan. 30, 2015 – I Need Your Help Looking for Longest Married in Louisiana!
Jan. 16, 2015 – A Season for Prayer!
Here are the most recent 2014 issues:
The People’s Vote on Marriage Wins in Louisiana!
Baton Rouge, La.- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana today upheld Louisiana’s constitutional right to keep its traditional definition of marriage. Judge Martin L.C. Feldman ruled in Robicheaux, et al v. Caldwell, et al, that “[t]he State of Louisiana has a legitimate interest under a rational basis standard of review for addressing the meaning of marriage through the democratic process.”
Gene Mills, President of Louisiana Family Forum, applauded Judge Feldman’s ruling saying, “This ruling confirms that the people of Louisiana – not the federal courts – have the constitutional right to decide how marriage is defined in this state.”
Judge Feldman’s opinion asserts, “[t]he Court finds that Louisiana’s definition of marriage as between one man and one woman and the limitation on recognition of same-sex marriages permitted by law in other states found in Article XII, Section 15 of the Louisiana Constitution and article 3520(B) of the Louisiana Civil Code do not infringe the guarantees of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the United States Constitution.”
“Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and his special counsel, Kyle Duncan and Mike Johnson, deserve our thanks and praise for a job well done,” Mills said.
“LFF is aware that this decision will likely be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and finally resolved before the Supreme Court of the United States. It is our belief that this Louisiana legal team and their compelling argument should be “The Defining Case” that settles the question of whether a state has the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman, or whether the courts will take that right from the people,” Mills continued.
Traditional Marriage Depends on Louisiana!
On Monday, October 6th, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from five states seeking to preserve lawful bans on same-sex marriage. The Court’s decision does not legalize same-sex “marriage” nationwide, but does force the redefinition of marriage upon those five states and potentially other states in the 4th, 7th, and 10th circuits.
“Yesterday’s decision simply ups the ante’ on Louisiana’s two marriage cases – one pending in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the other pending in the Louisiana Supreme Court,” said Gene Mills, president of Louisiana Family Forum. “LFF holds that the people of any state – rather than unelected unaccountable federal court judges – should be making marriage policy decisions.”
Kyle Duncan, the attorney hired by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office to argue in support of the state’s same-sex marriage ban in Louisiana’s federal case and state case, said, “If courts out there start going the other direction … then you are going to have a real split in authority and more reason for the Supreme Court to step in.”
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