Caldwell, 14 other AGs ask Supreme Court to let states decide marriage definition

Caldwell, 14 other AGs ask Supreme Court to let state decide marriage definition

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell asked the Supreme Court to uphold Louisiana's definition of marriage as a "union between one man and one woman."

Caldwell and the attorney general from 14 other states joined in filing an Amicus Brief. This means that even though they are not a part of the case before the Supreme Court that would potentially force states to recognize and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but would like to make their stance known to the Supreme Court.

Caldwell says that if the Supreme Court rules against his wishes, it would "undermine the democratic process and marginalize the beliefs of millions of Americans," according to the Attorney General.

"The Supreme Court will decide whether to uphold Louisiana's constitutional definition of marriage," says Attorney General Caldwell, "or to compel all 50 states to recognize a definition of marriage that did not exist in any state as few as 12 years ago."

The Supreme Court is slated to hear same-sex marriage cases on April 28.

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