University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Robicheaux v. Caldwell"
Date Jun 26, 2015
Author Constitutional Accountability Center
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Abstract On September 3, 2014, District Judge Martin Feldman of the Eastern District of Louisiana became the first federal judge to uphold a state’s discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage following the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor. In his opinion, Judge Feldman justified denying same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry by asserting that Louisiana “has a legitimate interest . . . [in] addressing the meaning of marriage through the democratic process,” adding that “fundamental social change, in this instance, is better cultivated through democratic consensus.” Following Judge Feldman’s order, the plaintiffs appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Source Constitutional Accountability Center

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case Robicheaux v. Caldwell (PB-LA-0002)

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