Laws against homosexuality
- Further information: [[Sodomy laws in the United States#State laws prior to 2003 invalidation]]
Recognition of same-sex relationships
- See also: Same-sex unions in the United States
On September 18, 2004, by a significant margin, the voters of Louisiana approved a state constitutional amendment, Louisiana Constitutional Amendment 1, that banned same-sex marriages and civil unions. The measure did not ban domestic partnerships, however.
Additionally, the Louisiana Civil Code prohibits same-sex couples from contracting to marry, and prohibits the recognition of purported same-sex marriages from other states. Both articles were amended to include the prohibitions in 1999 by the legislature.
Discrimination protections concerning employment within the state were allowed to expire in 2008.
Hate crimes law
LGBT and Queer studies
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