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La. Gay Marriage Lawsuit Filed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four gay married couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Louisiana Constitution’s prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

At a news conference Wednesday with officials of Forum for Equality Louisiana, two of the couples said their daughters were their main reason for joining the suit. Louisiana won’t recognize both members of a same-sex union as parents of a child born to them or adopted. The second parent in each couple said that if their child has an emergency, they need to be able to approve her care.

The lawsuit also says the marriage recognition ban forces married same-sex couples who file joint federal tax returns to lie on their state returns, saying they’re single.

Forum attorney Dalton Courson says that violates their free speech.

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