'Defense of Marriage' Amendment Is Restored

Times Wire Reports

The Louisiana Supreme Court, meeting in New Orleans, unanimously reinstated an amendment to the state constitution that blocked same-sex marriage. The amendment was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September.

The high court reversed a ruling by a state district judge who had struck down the "defense of marriage" amendment in October on the grounds that the measure dealt with more than one subject, in violation of the Louisiana Constitution.

But the state Supreme Court said: "Each provision of the amendment is germane to the single object of defense of marriage."

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