A national organization dedicated to gay rights is joining efforts to overturn Louisiana's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the United States must boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars to help end what he calls chaos and conflict around the world.

One school whose funding could be threatened by the Louisiana Association of Educators' lawsuit is Louisiana Key Academy, a charter school for dyslexic students that Cassidy's wife, Laura, helped create.

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn’t lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the near future and raising money for his federal accounts.

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