Monthly Archives: May 2012

20th Annual Louisiana Human Rights Campaign Gala & Dinner

Brad Grundmeyer interviews HRC Governors Susan Reyes and Lester Perryman as they discuss the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala & Dinner. They gave a shout out to 2012 Equality Award Winner and Deputy Political Director of the Forum For … Continue reading

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Drinks, Dinner and Discussion with U.S. Attorney Jim Letten

Join us for an evening of drinks, dinner and discussion with the Honorable Jim Letten of the United States Attorney’s Office of Eastern District of Louisiana Thursday June 21st from 5:30 to 8:30PM Rotolo’s on Rampart Upstairs, Private Dining Room … Continue reading

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: ANTI-BULLYING BILLS

Yesterday Forum For Equality was at the Capitol for the House Education Committee hearing on Sen. Rick Ward’s Anti-Bullying Bill (SB 746) to support amendments that were being made to make it more effective and workable. Sen. Ward and the … Continue reading

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School Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 is heading to the Louisiana House of Representatives tomorrow!

The Bullying Preventation Act of 2012, House Bill 1214 authored by Rep. Patricia Smith of Baton Rouge, prohibits any fear inducing, threatening or abusive gesture or written, verbal or physical act in public elementary and secondary schools. This bill affects … Continue reading

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HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN LOUISIANA 20th ANNUAL GALA DINNER SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012 6:00 PM THE HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 2012 EQUALITY AWARD RECIPIENT Mary Griggs Deputy Political Director Forum For Equality…

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SENATE BILL 100 (NON-DISCRIMINATION IN STATE EMPLOYMENT) FAILS IN SENATE COMMITTEE

Earlier today, Senate Bill 100, which would have prevented discrimination against LGBT state government workers, died in the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee on a 4 to 1 vote.   The sole committee vote to pass the bill in its … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Roller Coaster

by Mary Griggs I woke up to the news that North Carolina voters, by a 61 to 39% margin, voted on Tuesday to enshrine discrimination into their constitution. State law already established a one-man-one-woman limit on marriage, but that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Support State ENDA!

Support Employment Non-Discrimination Protections for State Employees! Last week, SB 100, Public Employment Non-Discrimination bill was not heard by the time the committee meeting adjourned, so tomorrow, Thursday, May 10th, the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee will hear Senate … Continue reading

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Urgent: Kill the License to Bully Bill!

The Stop Bullying Louisiana Coalition is against the “License to Bully Bill.” Click here to tell Senator Rick Ward and the Senate Education Committee that you do NOT support SB 709! Why is SB 709 a BAD BILL? 1. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Support Employment Non-Discrimination Protections for State Employees!

The Employment Non-Discrimination bill applies to state government employees. Senate Bill 100 by Senator Edwin Murray will expand the enumerated policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Employment in the state is at-will, meaning an employer can … Continue reading

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