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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Pelican State.


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.

On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate All Couples Equally – Including LGBTQ Couples

February 13, 2018, 5:22 pm

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Freedom For All Americans is spotlighting couples from across the LGBTQ and gender spectrum who talk about not only their personal love stories, but also why it is essential for their state and country to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Thank you to the National Center for Transgender Equality for partnering with us on many of these stories. Take a look!

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In Out-of-Step Ruling, Judge in Louisiana Rules Against Governor’s LGBTQ Executive Order

By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2017, 2:22 pm Bel Edwards’ order was a first step in working to secure protections for LGBTQ Louisianans - and Freedom For All Americans thanks Governor Bel Edwards for his efforts in protecting LGBTQ state workers and contractors.
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Louisiana Judge Rules Against Governor’s LGBT Executive Order in Attorney General’s Shameful Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • December 14, 2016, 2:52 pm Today, December 14, 19th Judicial District Court Judge Todd Hernandez issued a ruling against a 2016 executive order in Louisiana protecting LGBT contractors and employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Transgender Man in Louisiana Wins in Employment Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • December 7, 2016, 4:09 pm n arbitrator today, December 7, ruled that existing federal law prohibiting employment discrimination based on sex in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also covers discrimination based on gender identity.
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Shameful: States File Lawsuit Refusing to Follow Federal Guidance on Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2016, 3:28 pm Today, May 25, several states filed a lawsuit against the United States government over recent guidance issued by the Departments of Education and Justice earlier this month protecting transgender students.
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Committee Votes to Advance Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act

By Megan Clayton • May 10, 2016, 4:23 pm Members of the Louisiana state senate’s Judiciary Committee B voted today to advance Senate Bill 332, which would protect residents of the state from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Big Steps Forward in Missouri, Louisiana and South Carolina

By Adam Polaski • April 30, 2016, 8:04 am We're nearing the end of legislative sessions in many states this month, and as they draw to a close, we're seeing continued momentum in favor of LGBT non-discrimination protections – and against anti-LGBT proposals.
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Historic: Louisiana Senate Committee Advances Employment Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • April 29, 2016, 12:56 pm On Thursday, April 28, the Senate Labor Committee voted 4-2 in favor of SB436, a bill to ensure that no one faces employment discrimination in Louisiana based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Avalanche of Business & Celebrity Opposition to Anti-LGBT Laws

By Adam Polaski • April 15, 2016, 4:55 pm With steps forward in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, executive orders issued in North Carolina and Mississippi, and legislative advances for anti-LGBT bills in Alabama and Missouri, there was lots happening. Here's a roundup:
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In Historic Step Forward, Louisiana Governor Issues LGBT-Inclusive Employment Executive Order

By Adam Polaski • April 13, 2016, 12:29 pm Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today helped the state take a major step forward with a new executive order protecting state employees and government contractors from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Anti-LGBT Legislation Prompts Historic Pushback

By Adam Polaski • April 8, 2016, 5:04 pm This week Mississippi joined North Carolina as one of the few states to actually pass egregious anti-LGBT legislation this year – but the bill quickly pushed through by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant is one of the worst we've seen in the country.