Louisiana\'s Constitutional Amendment Declared Unconstutional I have always seen gay issues as the last step in the civil rights movement. In allowing gay and lesbian partners the basic civil rights most of take for granted - the US would proudly declare that all people are entitled to equal protection under the law. Recently Louisiana put the issue of gay marriage before the people of Louisiana asking them to ratify a constitutional amendment to their constitution prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions. The voters overwhelming approved the amendment. Now a judge in Louisiana has weighed in on this amendment. What are the ramifications? As I prefaced at the beginning of this post, I am very much against any constitutional amendment that discriminates against any group of people. But is a constitutional amendment subject to judicial review? What does sucha ruling mean for a federal amendment? Should our Courts have the power to dictate the content of the constitution? ABC Comments - opinions? Tell me what you think.