We are almost halfway through the Louisiana legislative session. Forum for Equality is moving forward with the Louisiana Nondiscrimination Act (LANA). This bill, authored by Representative Patricia Smith and designated as HB501, will protect LGBT people living and working in Louisiana from discrimination in housing, employment, and accommodations.
Here’s what you need to know about LANA:
It updates over 60 existing nondiscrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, as well as 40 existing laws to include age, sex and disability.
LANA doesn’t create any new laws. Rather, it would make a large number of small yet incredibly important updates to existing law. Additionally, LANA seeks to define “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” for the first time within Louisiana law.
No hard working American should have to live in fear that they can be fired, evicted, or denied a seat at a restaurant because of who they are or whom they love. We know this is good for Louisiana, and you do too. Now let’s tell our legislators. Click here to send an email in support of LANA to the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee.
Yours in Equality,
Executive Director, Forum for Equality
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