We can STILL be fired in Louisiana

Earlier this session, Rep. Joe Bouie introduced the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act (LENDA). This important legislation (HB 302) would have included employment protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Unfortunately, the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee voted 9-5 to involuntarily defer LENDA – HB 302. It is so shocking that Representatives still believe it is okay for state law to lack the protections for hardworking individuals simply because they are gay or transgender.

Let us take a moment to send our appreciation and gratitude to Rep. Joe Bouie for his hard work and authorship of LENDA – HB 302 this legislative session. It is because of legislators such as him that we continue to push the Pelican State forward. Send him a thank you note here.

The LGBT community wants to be judged based on performance and qualifications  — nothing more, nothing less. Louisiana’s state motto is “Union, Justice and Confidence” – this should mean a place where people know that the State values them and their hard work, period.

We will continue to fight for fairness, and to build a better life and a better Louisiana, together.

With Equality,

SarahJane Guidry
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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