Monthly Archives: May 2015

Thank you, Mayor Tyler

Joining other leaders in Louisiana, on Wednesday, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler responded to the problematic executive order signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in response to his defeat in the legislature. Mayor Tyler said, “We want to be very clear to … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mitch!

Yesterday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Governor Bobby Jindal’s discriminatory and desperate executive order by issuing his own executive order. “With this executive order, I am issuing a clarifying call to the nation that New Orleans is an … Continue reading

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GiveOUT and Stand Up for Louisiana Equal Rights

Today, millions of Americans will GiveOUT by donating to civil rights organizations across the nation to lend support in the fight for equal rights. As we work to make history in the state of Louisiana, it’s important to remember that … Continue reading

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This Counts As A Victory

Originally posted on Mary Griggs:
Nike of Samothrace by Peter Max Since the beginning of the Louisiana legislative session in April, I’ve been working in a coalition to defeat the badly named “Marriage and Conscience Act.” House Bill 707 was a brazen…

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Time to Thank our Legislators

Thank you for your help in defeating HB 707 in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee yesterday. Business leaders came to the table along with faith leaders, coalition partners, and everyday citizens, and their voices were heard loud and … Continue reading

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NOCVB Statement on HB 707 Defeat in Committee

In Louisiana this legislative session, a new freshman legislator, Rep Mike Johnson (R) of Shreveport proposed a new twist on religious freedom laws that have been in the news recently around the nation. Unlike expansive laws proposed and passed, then … Continue reading

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More Testimony Before the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee

Father William Barnwell, recently retired from Trinity and is a volunteer with Kairos Prison Ministry International and serves as Episcopal pastor at Angola. He spoke eloquently against House Bill 707: As an Episcopal clergyman and one who believes strongly in … Continue reading

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Testimony Before House Civil Law and Procedure Committee on HB 707

Forum for Equality’s Executive Director spoke today before the Louisiana House Civil Law and Procedure Committee in opposition to House Bill 707. Below are her remarks: It is our mission to sustain and promote equality on the local and statewide … Continue reading

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HB 707 is History!

With your help, the discriminatory “Marriage and Conscience Act” went down in defeat in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee today by a vote of 10-2 to return it to the calendar without amendments. Despite misleading and bizarre testimony … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is the Day to Stop HB 707

Tomorrow is the day —House Bill 707 is on the agenda for this Tuesday’s House Civil Law and Procedure Committee meeting. Along with our coalition partners, we will be out in full-force at the State Capitol for the hearing on … Continue reading

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