Oral arguments in the Louisiana case began at 9 a.m.

That case was the first since the Supreme Court struck parts of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional that a federal judge ruled that a state had a right to discriminate against same-sex couples.

The Mississippi case, which struck down the state’s right to discriminate, will be heard at 10 a.m.


Omar Narvaez, left, and Houston attorney John Nechman waiting to get into an overflow courtroom to hear the Texas marriage equality case at 11 a.m. (Erin Moore/Dallas Voice)