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Gay activists challenge Louisiana gay marriage ban

[JURIST] Gay rights activists in Louisiana brought a lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage approved by Louisiana voters earlier this month.

The plaintiffs contend that the law was passed illegally by the state legislature because it serves to ban civil unions as well as gay marriages, and because a state election had not been planned for the day that voting on the amendment took place. The lawsuit will be heard on Tuesday in Baton Rouge. AP has more.

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