Louisiana's 2018 longest living married couples honored on Valentine's Day
Posted on 2/13/2018 8:56:00 PM.
The Louisiana Family Forum is honoring the top ten Louisiana couples married the longest on this Valentine’s Day. For the third year in a row, the longest married couple is Lawrence and Varrie (Very) Player of Benton, married for 83 years.   Family Forum President Gene Mills says it’s no surprise that this couple hails from Louisiana.
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Louisiana Family Forum holds 2018 Longest Married Couple competition
Posted on 1/13/2018 3:42:00 AM.

The Louisiana Family Forum is celebrating the 2018 Longest Married Couple in Louisiana. The reigning champions, Lawrence and Varrie Player will be celebrating their 83rd anniversary this year. Family Forum President Gene Mills says they get new applicants every year.

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Bossier Parish couple honored as longest known married couple for third straight year
Posted on 2/14/2017 2:32:00 AM.

For the third straight year, a couple from Bossier Parish is the longest known married couple in the state. Louisiana Family Forum President Gene Mills says 103-year-old Lawrence Player and 97-year-old Varrie Player of Benton have been married 82 years and they celebrated the terrific accomplishment this past weekend with a cake.
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Louisiana Family Forum looking for this year's longest married couple
Posted on 1/25/2017 1:57:00 AM.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the Louisiana Family Forum is once again searching for the state’s longest married couple to share their love story. President Gene Mills urges anyone who knows a couple married for longer than 70 years to contact their office.
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Once again a Benton couple is recognized as Louisiana's Longest Known Married Couple
Posted on 2/12/2016 1:24:00 PM.

Louisiana’s Longest Know Married Couple of 2016 has been announced by the Louisiana Family Forum. For the second year in a row, Lawrence and Varrie Player have been the married the longest in Louisiana, tying the knot 81 years ago. LFF President Gene Mills says Lawrence is 101-years-old and Varrie is 97.
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Louisiana Family Forum searching for state's longest married couple
Posted on 1/20/2016 3:32:00 AM.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Louisiana Family Forum is searching for the state’s “Longest Married Couple” to share their story and commitment of marriage. President Gene Mills says it’s a great honor to meet these couples who have survived the test of time. He says it’s not every day you meet people together for 70 plus years…
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Planned Parenthood plans to rally outside governor's mansion
Posted on 8/20/2015 3:50:00 AM.

Planned Parenthood and its supporters will hold a rally this afternoon in front of the governor’s mansion to protest Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood. Jindal ordered for the canceling of the Medicaid contract that the state has with the organization. Planned Parenthood’s Raegan Carter says the governor’s decision will make it harder for over 5-thousand low income Louisianans to receive high quality affordable healthcare.
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Supreme Court rules gays have the right to marry
Posted on 6/26/2015 11:16:00 AM.

Same sex couples across Louisiana are celebrating today's historic Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriages in every state. Matthew Patterson, with Equality Louisiana, says it's hard to put into words what this decision means to gay and lesbian couples.
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LFF 2015 Longest Married Couple announced
Posted on 2/10/2015 2:56:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Louisiana's Longest Known Married couple for 2015 has been announced by the Louisiana Family Forum. Executive Director Gene Mills says Lawrence and Varrie Player of Benton celebrated 80 years of marriage last month. He says when they wed, he was 21 and she was 15.
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Judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional
Posted on 9/3/2014 1:30:00 PM.
A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled Louisiana’s ban on same sex marriage is constitutional. In a 32-page ruling, Judge Martin Feldman said states have the right to define marriage. But John Dennison, chairman of Forum for Equality Foundation, says numerous judges around the country have ruled the other way on this issue.
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