Tag Archives: Employment Non-Discrimination

Appeal Court Rules: Governor Edwards Cannot Protect Us

We are very disappointed with the First Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling against Governor Edwards’ Nondiscrimination Executive Order. Attorney General Jeff Landry, in his effort to dismantle protections for gay and transgender Louisianans from discrimination, is on the wrong side … Continue reading

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Thank you, Senators!

This is the second year the full Louisiana Senate was able to vote on employment non-discrimination. And while we came up short, we gained new votes in support. It is important to thank those who stand on the right side … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senator You Support LENDA

Yesterday, Senator Troy Carter’s Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed out of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee by a vote of 3 to 1. We are very appreciative of Sen. JP Morrell, Sen. Wesley Bishop, and Sen. Troy Carter for … Continue reading

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LENDA Testimony from Dylan Waguespack

The Forum for Equality is pleased to post the testimony on SB 155 from one of our most valued partners in equality. Thank you very much, Dylan, for your bravery and honesty! Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the … Continue reading

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SB 155 Testimony from Forum’s Executive Director

Today, Forum for Equality’s Executive Director testified before the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee in support of SB 155 (the Louisiana Employment Non-discrimination Act). Here are Sarah Jane Guidry’s remarks: LENDA seeks to update current employment non-discrimination laws. It … Continue reading

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They need to hear from you

Senator Troy Carter’s Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act (LENDA – SB 155) that expands employment protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will be heard tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00am in the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. … Continue reading

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We can be fired in Louisiana

Senator Troy Carter has introduced the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act. LENDA (SB 155) will include employment protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Louisiana’s state motto is “Union, Justice and Confidence” – this should mean a place where … Continue reading

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