Blog post from Forum for Equality Louisiana Chair, Mary Griggs:
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 attempt to insert religious beliefs and moral objections into Louisiana law in such a way as to enshrine discrimination against same-sex couples.
House Bill 707 consumed the efforts of Louisiana’s LGBTQ community (Forum For Equality, HRC LA, EQLA), progressive organizations (Louisiana Progress, ACLU LA) as well as many in the business (GNO Inc, DOW, IBM, EA Sports, etc), tourism (NOCVB) and faith communities. In fact, Forum for Equality ended up voluntarily deferring our own anti-discrimination bill (HB 612 – Louisiana Non-discrimination Act) and Equality Louisiana did the same for their ENDA bill (HB 632) in order…
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