Some of our elected officials will stop at nothing to block the advancement of Governor John Bel Edwards’s LGBT Executive Order. The House Appropriations Committee will be voting on the state employee health benefits contract with Vantage Health, and some of them want to strip the LGBT inclusive non-discrimination protections.
We cannot let this happen! The denial of this contract simply because it includes LGBT non-discrimination protections for Vantage Health employees is part of the continued effort to roll back Governor Edwards’s advances for our community.
Executive Director, Forum for Equality