Monthly Archives: February 2014

Arizona should be open for business to everyone

Right now, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is considering whether to veto or sign a bill that threatens LGBT people living in Arizona and across the country. We stand with our Equality Federation partner, Equality Arizona, against the so-called Religious Freedom … Continue reading

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#MarriageandMore

Marriage matters. Gay and lesbian couples get married to make a commitment to the person they love as well as to protect their families. NPR’s recent story “Gay Marriage Battle Moves South, And Religious Right Fights Back” highlights the battles that … Continue reading

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Party with Petronius!

Join us for the Krewe of Petronius Bal Masque LII is this Saturday! Balcony tickets still available for $20 and all the funds benefit Forum for Equality campaign for marriage equality! Tickets on sale at http://www.tinyurl.com/Petronius2014.  

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LANA is filed and ready to go!

It’s hard to believe, but right now under Louisiana law, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are subject to unfair discrimination based solely on their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. But it is true, discrimination exists throughout Louisiana … Continue reading

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Equal Love

Originally posted on Mary Griggs:
by Mary Griggs Despite Randy Thompson’s recent declaration that “Valentine’s Day is only for one man and one woman,” the LGBTQ community should not feel excluded from this day. According to one legend, in 269, the Roman…

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Morris Welch Testimony Before Baton Rouge Metro Council

Here is the text of Morris Welch’s testimony yesterday before the Baton Rouge Metro Council regarding the resolution to urge the legislature to repeal the unconstitutional sections of the “Crimes Against Nature” laws. My name is Morris Welch.  I have … Continue reading

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Challenging Louisiana’s Refusal To Recognize Marriage Equality

Today, Forum for Equality Louisiana, together with four couples, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed outside of the state. The lawsuit charges that Louisiana’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages violates the US … Continue reading

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