The Supreme Court has opted not to hear a Louisiana case on same-sex marriage, according to USA Today.

Because of that, a district court ruling upholding Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban must be first challenged in a federal appeals court, the report said.

On Friday, lawyers involved in marriage equality lawsuits from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas all were in New Orleans to trade arguments before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.