Tag Archives: Chris Otten

Love Still Wins

We were barely done celebrating the signing of our State’s first fully-inclusive nondiscrimination Executive Order before the Attorney General started undermining and challenging it. On Tuesday, many in our community were preparing to celebrate history but instead witnessed (or woke … Continue reading

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Thank you (again!), Governor John Bel Edwards!

Just this past Wednesday, reports came out that Attorney General Jeff Landry took it upon himself to block numerous government legal contracts for the sole reason they contain non-discrimination protections for the LGBT community: protections that Forum for Equality and … Continue reading

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Running for Rights!

The work we do wouldn’t be possible without all of your support – that includes both the LGBT members of our community as well as our straight allies. Today I write to you with pride about one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Congrats, Doug!

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting our very deserving Acclaim Awards winners this year. Doug Hallward-Driemeier will be receiving our Legal Award in a very special year for our movement. As head of the Appellate and … Continue reading

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#marriageandmore

When I became chair of Forum for Equality Louisiana, I dedicated myself to do whatever it took to ensure marriage equality as well as protections in jobs, housing and public accommodations for the LGBT community. We were elated at the … Continue reading

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Time to Thank our Legislators

Thank you for your help in defeating HB 707 in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee yesterday. Business leaders came to the table along with faith leaders, coalition partners, and everyday citizens, and their voices were heard loud and … Continue reading

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Love Will Win

As I sit here at our nation’s capital, a bit chilled standing in line for the oral arguments on the marriage cases at the Supreme Court, I cannot help but feel inspired by all that we’ve accomplished together. After decades … Continue reading

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