US: Louisiana asks US Supreme Court to rule in same-sex marriage

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In an unusual move, the US state of Louisiana has asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments around a same-sex marriage lawsuit, before a federal appeals court has ruled.

The request was filed by attorney Kyle Duncan this week, asking the US SUpreme Court justices to hear appeals of the case.

It also requested that the court hear appeals in the case upholding the same-sex marriage bans of Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The appeal in Louisiana’s case is set to be heard by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on 9 January.