This Counts As A Victory

Blog post from Forum for Equality Louisiana Chair, Mary Griggs:

Mary Griggs

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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 EqualityHRC LA, EQLA), progressive organizations (Louisiana ProgressACLU 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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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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