This is harmful to ALL Louisianans

Wow! The momentum is building in Louisiana, and we are excited to see the diverse and growing opposition to the so-called “Marriage and Conscience Act.”

Last night Stephen Perry of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau issued an amazing statement echoing the warning we have seen across the country. And just now, Mayor Mitch Landrieu expressed his opposition to HB707 saying that “New Orleans has always been an accepting, inviting city that thrives on its diversity. Discrimination in any form should not be tolerated, and New Orleans has passed its own laws to reflect that principle.”

We know that HB 707 is in direct response to the prospect of marriage equality for same-sex couples, yet this bill threatens the very fiber of our state by authorizing discrimination in all aspects of life based solely on an individual’s opinion of marriage. Working in unison with ACLU Louisiana, Human Rights Campaign and the growing number of partners opposed to HB 707, the Freedom Louisiana coalition is working hard to emphasize how this proposed legislation will harm ALL Louisianans.

More than cupcakesHB 707 gives anyone the right to discriminate even if that results in someone being denied medical care, important benefits or access to services, being turned away from a business, or other harmful consequences with no ability for the state to protect them. No one should be subject to discrimination just because of who they are or who they love. Join us in fighting this awful bill.
With Equality,
SarahJane Brady
Executive Director, Forum for Equality

PS. Your voice matters! Add it to the hundreds of Louisianans telling their legislators to oppose HB 707!

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About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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5 Responses to This is harmful to ALL Louisianans

  1. marygriggs says:

    Reblogged this on Mary Griggs and commented:
    #FreedomLouisiana

  2. Charles Witt says:

    i urge you to listen to the business community. Discrimination has no place in our State. Vote no on hb707.

  3. JSLawley says:

    The second to last one actually happened in Tangipahoa Parish a few years ago. You should star that one. Most people look at these lists and say, “oh, that won’t happen.” One of yours did.

  4. JSLawley says:

    The second to last one actually happened in Tangipahoa Parish a few years ago. You should star that one. Most people look at these lists and say, “oh, that won’t happen.” One of yours did.

  5. jehan strouse says:

    Freedom to all

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