Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act heads to Senate Committee!

The Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act, SB 332 authored by Sen. JP Morrell, will be heard at the Tuesday, May 10th hearing of the Senate Judiciary B Committee.

This comprehensive bill will help bring fairness to Louisiana statutes by:

  • Adding “age”, “sex” and/or “disability” to over 40 Louisiana non-discrimination statute provisions currently missing those terms from the lists of personal characteristics protected from unlawful discriminatory practices. Areas of protection include housing, higher education, income tax credits, real estate activities, insurance, and licensure of counselors, social workers, rehabilitation counselors, nurses and others.
  • Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the lists of personal characteristics protected from unlawful discriminatory practices in the fields of employment, housing, education, finance and public accommodations.

This bill doesn’t create ‘new’ law. Rather, it would make a large number of minor fixes to existing law to ensure fairness for all Louisianians.

We need you to send an email to the members of the Senate Judiciary B Committee asking for their yes vote.

With Equality,

SarahJane

SarahJane E. 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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