Last month, business, faith and community leaders stood for equality in the packed chambers of the Baton Rouge Metro Council. They testified on the importance of inclusion, diversity and human dignity.
But despite those leaders’ efforts and overwhelming public support (62 percent in the Baton Rouge Area Foundation poll), the Metro Council rejected the proposed Baton Rouge Fairness Ordinance that would have protected the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in employment, housing and public accommodations.
Forum for Equality commends the great leadership and energy of the Baton Rouge Foundation for guiding such a noble and historic effort to bring equality to our state’s capital city. Forum for Equality stands with them and all those dedicated to moving Baton Rouge forward. As we have New Orleans, Shreveport and parishes across Louisiana, the Forum for Equality will continue focusing on protecting local LGBT communities and families.
Stand with us as we stand side by side with those creating a state of equality here in Louisiana, parish by parish.
Yours in Equality,
Executive Director, Forum for Equality