Cyber Monday 50% OFF SITE WIDE! Check it out now | Free Shipping + Financing Available!

2016 Legislature Preview: Louisiana State Legislative Session Begins as More States Adjourn

by Hayley Miller March 14, 2016


As we mark the eleventh week of the 2016 legislative session, more and more state legislatures will adjourn as Louisiana’s state legislature kicks off a new session today. Nine state legislatures across the nation will adjourn in the next three weeks.

While newly elected Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has committed to issuing an executive order that would protect LGBT state employees and government contractors from firing, discrimination and harassment, it is highly likely that religious refusal legislation will be introduced in Louisiana this year.

While nearly 200 anti-LGBT bills were introduced across 32 states this year, just over 100 bills are still active. These bills are part of an onslaught of anti-LGBT bills being pushed this year by anti-equality activists around the country.

The types of legislation vary from targeting the rights of transgender people, to eliminating local non-discrimination protections, to explicitly authorizing anti-LGBT discrimination by individuals, businesses and even taxpayer-funded agencies.

To learn more about what lies ahead for equality in your backyard, visit HRC’s newest resource, “Preview 2016: Pro-Equality and Anti-LGBT State and Local Legislation.”





Hayley Miller
Hayley Miller

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

Oh Look, Another Antigay Skeleton In Trump AG Pick Jeff Sessions’ Closet

by matt baume December 02, 2016

Here's the latest atrocity from our potential new Attorney General.

Continue Reading →

Learn To Make A “Shade Cake” With BenDeLaCreme & Win A Trip To DragCon 2017

by Tim Winfred December 02, 2016

Summer’s over sweetheart, and class is in session. BenDeLaCreme and This Free Life have teamed up to create a fierce (and free!) new online course entitled “Home Ec: The Art of Domestic Realness.” Enroll today in DeLa’s four-part course to learn how to make a flawless shade cake… and so much more! Plus, once you complete [...]

Continue Reading →

ICYMI: Leaked Videos Surface Of Brazilian Gymnasts Arthur Zanetti And Sergio Sasaki

by Dan Tracer December 02, 2016

If seeing is believing, they’ve got one serious training regimen.

Continue Reading →