(New Orleans Times-Picayune) Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell say gay marriage currently will not be offered or recognized in Louisiana despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying same-sex couples should have access to marriage in all 50 states.
"Current state law is still in effect until the courts order us otherwise," said Mike Reed, Jindal's spokesman in the governor's office.
The Jindal administration has said Louisiana's state government won't recognize gay marriage until a lower court rules on the issue. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has taken up a gay marriage case, but was waiting on the Supreme Court ruling before moving forward with it. The Jindal administration is now delaying recognition of gay marriage in Louisiana until this appeals court decision is issued.
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