Bucking an ever-shifting national current, most Republican voters remain firmly rooted in opposition to same-sex marriage, a poll released Tuesday shows.

Commissioned by conservative heavyweight groups American Values and the Family Research Council (FRC), the survey taken last month sampled 801 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Among them, 82 percent said they agree that marriage should be confined as being only between a man and a woman; 75 percent completely disagreed that public officials should be working to redefine the institution to include same-sex couples.

Published in U.S. Politics
4 gay couples challenge La. gay marriage ban
Saturday, 15 February 2014 07:00

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

Two of the couples said their daughters — one 10 months old, the other 2 ½ years old — were their main reasons for joining the other couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana in filing the lawsuit Wednesday.

Published in Louisiana Local News