March 23, 2017 04:12 PM


A Louisiana lawmaker says she's drafting legislation to fix the law that kept a U.S. citizen born in an Indonesian refugee camp from getting a state marriage license.

Republican state Rep. Valarie Hodges of Denham Springs said so in a statement issued Wednesday after a federal judge blocked enforcement of the law she pushed through the Legislature in 2015.

Hodges said she had always intended for the law to include a waiver process to allow foreign-born U.S. citizens to get marriage licenses.

Meanwhile, the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association is awaiting a written ruling from the judge so it can provide guidance to clerks on complying with the existing law.