The Louisiana petition was one of a kind in that sense that it remains unresolved at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, where a three-judge panel listened to arguments on Friday. There are seven couples that are part of the case, with many pursuing to marry and others pursuing to have marriages done somewhere else where it is recognized in Louisiana state. Gay marriage supporters seemed to find approachable addressees in the 5th Circuit U.S. Appeals on Friday (Jan. 9), as attorneys defending government bans on homosexual marriage retrieved skeptical questions from judges.
Throughout a three-hour inquiry in New Orleans, a three-judge board set to rule on the destiny of marriage regulations in the three states, receiv ed arguments from both sides. Homosexual marriage advocates observed from a crowded courtroom gallery. Two out of the three judges(Obama appointee James Graves and Reagan appointee Patrick Higginbotham) they asked doubtful questions
regarding the state’s point about protection of the sanction, hardly allowing attorney Kyle Duncan, who was representing Louisiana, complete his opening annotations. The state claimed that the high court should make choices about its case due to the traditional definition of marriage that is revealed regularly across Louisiana’s family laws, and also to think through a wider range of marriage laws, defended by a wider arrangement of legal arguments. Those against the law are mostly the older “Christian” people who believe the lie about the church creating marriages. It was only a few hundred years ago that churches got involved when it became profitable to rent out the halls. Before that the clergy were completely uninvolved with marriage ceremonies and at most a priest would give the couple a blessing for healthy children (for a donation). But you know how
it is, history is written by the winners and ignored by the foolish.
The Court’s rejection of assessment in the Louisiana homosexual marriage case is not a trustworthy indicator of the Court’s contemporary interest in the authority of the states to sanction homosexual marriage. The couples in the Louisiana case had asked the Court to dodge the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and take on the case as soon as possible.
TheJustices’ answer most likely indicates a wish not to impose into the review by the Fifth Circuit Court, which apparently held a hearing on the Louisiana case, and also two others. That happened just last Friday. The Justices have an isolated Conference arranged for Fridayof this week, and when it comes to the other cases, from the Sixth Circuit, they may also be considered then. A final word on that arrangement may come on Monday afternoon.