The U.S. Supreme Court struck down prohibitions on same-sex marriage in all 50 states on Friday, in a ruling embraced as a historic moment for LGBT rights.
But now the ruling has to be implemented — and many counties in Southern states where marriages between partners of the same sex had been either outlawed or not recognized are not rushing to change their policies in the wake of the ruling, and in some cases are actively delaying it coming into effect.
Here’s a look at how some states have responded:
Governor Bobby Jindal, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, has authority over marriage licenses in the city of New Orleans and has said that the city cannot issue licenses to same-sex couples until the local federal court specifically orders them to. Implementation of the court ruling has also been held up in other parts of the state: Louisiana attorney…
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