Covenant Marriage Laws in Louisiana 

When Louisiana became the first state to enact covenant marriage, supporters expected it to sweep the country and lower the rate of divorce in America. What happened?

In its 1997 session, the Louisiana Legislature passed several important bills. It legalized slot machines at state racetracks, declared shooting a carjacker to be justifiable homicide and redefined marriage.   House Bill 756, the nation's first covenant marriage law, began as an attempt…

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