Louisiana votes on constitutional same-sex marriage ban

Louisiana voters decide Saturday if an amendment will be added to the state's constitution to reinforce the current state law limiting marriage to one man and one woman. The Defense of Marriage Act is the only statewide issue on the ballot.

State officials have expressed some concern about possible interference with the vote by the remains of Hurricane Ivan. Polls are staying open till 8 PM to accomodate those who may be returning from evacuations. The Times-Picayune has more. Get the text of the proposed amendment here [PDF]. After the polls close get the official results here from the Louisiana Secretary of State.

 

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