Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day

By Mary Griggs On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember all the LGBT service members who gave up their tomorrows so we could have our today. LGBT soldiers have always subscribed to the same values of the … Continue reading

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House Bill 288 – Involuntarily Deferred

House Bill 288– Second Parent Adoption – was heard in the LA House Civil Law and Procedure committee on Monday, May 23rd in Baton Rouge. The bill was involuntarily deferred barring any further action this legislative session. We are sincerely thankful … Continue reading

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HB 112 Fails on the House Floor

Today, the Safe Schools Bill was heard on the LA House floor. To begin with, the opposition stripped the enumerated list from the bill. The Edwards amendment vote total was 67-28. We strongly opposed the attempt to remove the enumerated list … Continue reading

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Safe Schools, Safe Students

by Colin Miller The wave of teen suicides last year was a tragedy for the entire country. Most of the teens who took their own lives were receiving persistent and unrelenting verbal and physical abuse inside and out of school.  … Continue reading

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URGENT: Support Safer Schools in Louisiana

This Thursday, May 12th, Forum For Equality Louisiana, in collaboration with local and statewide organizations, will be bringing the Safe Schools bill, House Bill 112, before the Louisiana House Education Committee.  We ask for your support of House Bill 112 … Continue reading

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The 2011 Louisiana Legislative Session

Are you ready? The Forum For Equality has three important legislative bills this session and we need your support! Read over the information below and familiarize yourself with these issues. 1) Our anti-bullying bill, House Bill 112 by Rep. Austin … Continue reading

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Letter from Forum For Equality Political Director, Randy Evans

An exciting year doesn’t even begin to describe 2011 for the Forum for Equality. This year will see a legislative redistricting session, a regular legislative session, local government initiatives, fall elections for all legislative and state wide governmental offices, and unprecedented … Continue reading

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