Same-sex marriage lawsuit creates stir around the country

An appeal of a ruling that struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Illinois is gaining momentum around the nation.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined with other attorney generals from eight other states, which supports the appeal. The group says a US Supreme Court decision that denied the federal prohibition against gay marriage also left it open for the states to define marriage.

Supporters say the ban denies constitutional equal protection.

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