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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Victory for gay rights

Kelly Bryson, left, and her wife Erika Knott, right, participate in a celebration rally with their children, William, Knott, 7, and Jeremy Knott, 6, right, in Jackson Square in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Legally married to her longtime partner in Canada in 2007, Bryson is talking about a second wedding, in the United States this time, in light of Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling striking down of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples. Same sex marriage and civil unions remain illegal in Louisiana. The full implications of the DOMA decision were not entirely clear for people living outside the 13 states where gay marriage is recognized.