A U.S. district judge recently preserved Louisiana’s ban on gay marriage. The ruling broke most of the federal courts on the constitutional issue, which will ultimately be settled in the U.S. Supreme Court.
While he made his disagreed ruling despite winning streaks of previous ruling, Martin Feldman, a U.S. District Judge, felt he wasn’t convinced that same sex couples have a right to be married to each other. Feldman said decisions by other federal courts on bringing down same sex marriage bans are nothing but a “pageant of empathy,” while doubting their legal thinking.
The court ruling puts an end to a winning streak for movement on marriage equality. Ever since the Supreme Court last year made an invalidation Defense of Marriage Act provisions shooting down federal benefits on gay couples, almost 20 federal courts made their ruling against gay marriage bans in 16 states.
Several other federal courts ruled against gay couples in Hawaii and Nevada in previous high profile cases submitted prior to the decision last year.