Protect Louisiana Families from HB 707

It’s game time.

Rep. Mike Johnson’s discriminatory Marriage and Conscience Act, HB 707, is scheduled for a hearing in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee this Tuesday at 9:00AM at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. This divisive legislation has widespread opposition across the state from the faith community, business leaders, newspapers, and everyday Louisianans who understand the disastrous consequences that will result from passage of such a regressive bill.

Instead, let’s move forward. Let us show the nation the true spirit of the people of this state, and let’s make it clear that these are not Louisiana values.

How you can help:

1. Act! Contact your legislator and tell them you oppose HB 707.

2. Attend! Come to the Louisiana State Capitol (900 N. 3rd Street, Baton Rouge) this Tuesday, May 19th from 9:00am to 2:00PM to attend the HB 707 Committee Hearing in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee.

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Rep. Johnson has plans to present a revised version of HB 707 to the committee this Tuesday, and we need to remind our legislators to stop this bill in its tracks and ensure that even diluted prejudice does not move forward in Louisiana.

I want you to know how thankful I am for all of your work so far this legislative session. We have signed petitions, visited editorial boards, lobbied legislators, and encouraged people from all walks of life to oppose HB 707. Now, it all comes down to this Tuesday. People all over the United States are watching to see if Louisiana will choose equality or bigotry.

Let’s send Rep. Johnson’s bill into the dustbin of history where it belongs!

Yours in Equality,

SarahJane Brady
Executive Director, Forum for Equality

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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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