La. State Judge: Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A state judge in Lafayette has ruled that Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
It was Judge Edward Rubin's second ruling that Angela Costanza of Broussard may adopt partner Chasity Brewer's son and be listed as a parent on his birth certificate. The two were married in California, and the suit says that marriage should be recognized.
Rubin's ruling in February was overturned by a state appeal court.
Brewer says she's been told Monday's ruling will be released after it's rewritten to remove the child's name.
The state Attorney General's Office says attorneys are appealing.
Lafayette attorney Joshua Guillory tells The Advocate he believes it's the first time a state judge has found the law unconstitutional.