Conservatives Are Still Blocking Gay Marriage In The South
Even though the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, some state officials are still trying to avoid issuing marriage licenses.By Ben Levin | June 27, 2015
Same-sex marriage is the law of the land after the Supreme Court's historic ruling on Friday, but that doesn't mean its opponents are going down without a fight.
Across the south, conservative attorneys general, judges, and governors are holding out against issuing marriage proclamations to same-sex couples, citing principles of religious liberty and states rights while waiting for a federal court to explicitly order them to issue marriage licenses.
In Louisiana, presidential candidate and governor Bobby Jindal says the city of New Orleans, where he controls marriage licenses, won't be issuing any licenses to same-sex couples until they're ordered to by a lower court. (Video via C-SPAN)