Tag Archives: Fairness

Amended

Over the past two days we have closely monitored several bills that affect our community and successfully supported amendments to limit their potential negative impact. Last night Rep. Mike Johnson’s amended “Pastor Protection Act” (HB 597) was passed in the … Continue reading

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Fighting Against Discrimination

It’s hard to believe we have been in the Legislative Session for almost a month, and as you read this, LGBT people continue to be subject to unfair discrimination. Rep. Mike Johnson wants to expand discrimination with the Pastor Protection … Continue reading

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2016 Version of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As we enter Louisiana’s 2016 Regular Legislative Session, here is our recap of several bills we’ve identified which may impact our community. GOOD: Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act: SB 332 by Sen. J.P. Morrell and  HB 501 by Rep. Patricia Smith updates … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mayor Tyler

Joining other leaders in Louisiana, on Wednesday, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler responded to the problematic executive order signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in response to his defeat in the legislature. Mayor Tyler said, “We want to be very clear to … 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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NOCVB Statement on HB 707 Defeat in Committee

In Louisiana this legislative session, a new freshman legislator, Rep Mike Johnson (R) of Shreveport proposed a new twist on religious freedom laws that have been in the news recently around the nation. Unlike expansive laws proposed and passed, then … Continue reading

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More Testimony Before the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee

Father William Barnwell, recently retired from Trinity and is a volunteer with Kairos Prison Ministry International and serves as Episcopal pastor at Angola. He spoke eloquently against House Bill 707: As an Episcopal clergyman and one who believes strongly in … Continue reading

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