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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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What a Victory!

Louisiana is the only state in the South that did not have ANY anti-LGBT bills filed in the 2017 legislative session. This is the culmination of many hard battles that our community has fought and won: Electing Gov. John Bel … Continue reading

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They won’t stop!

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 … Continue reading

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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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Success in the Senate!

In a vote of 2 to 1, the Senate Judiciary B committee voted to move the Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act forward. With this success today, we must and will continue to push forward. Discrimination is not a Louisiana value and we … Continue reading

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