NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Homosexual rights activists yesterday brought a court challenge to a recently passed Louisiana constitutional amendment outlawing homosexual “marriages” and civil unions.
Attorney Randy Evans said the lawsuit revives several issues rejected by state courts as premature before the Sept. 18 election.
They include the contention that the amendment was illegally adopted by the Legislature because it included more than one purpose — banning civil unions as well as “marriages” — and that it was illegally placed on the ballot for a day when there was not a statewide election already scheduled.
It also mentions problems with the election in New Orleans, where voting machines were delivered late to many precincts.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office declined comment.