"I continue to believe in traditional marriage, but the ball's certainly in the court's court." — Gov. Bobby Jindal, reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to reject appeals from several states that seek to prohibit same-sex marriage. With the high court's refusal, 11 more states automatically began to allow same-sex marriage, bringing the total number of states to 30 (though it went back to 29 the next day when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked a ruling that would have allowed same-sex marriage in Idaho).
Louisiana was not one of the states affected by either the Supreme Court decision or Kennedy's ruling, and same-sex marriage remains illegal here under a 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution.