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Louisiana involved in marriage equality lawsuit

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana now joins the ranks of states entangled in a marriage equality lawsuit.

Four gay couples legally married in other states and the Forum for Equality Louisiana filed the suit in New Orleans Wednesday.

They want Louisiana to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where it is legal to do so.

That would allow couples who move to Louisiana to file joint-tax returns or have joint custody of children.

The lawsuit uses the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the defense of the Marriage Act as the backbone of its argument.

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