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Topic: Louisiana

Bobby Jindal Slams Indiana, Arkansas Leaders for ‘Retreat’ on Religious Liberty Bills The Washington Times  •  April 23, 2015 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slamming politicians in Indiana and Arkansas for a “retreat” on so-called religious freedom legislation and says he isn’t going to be pressured by corporate America into backing off of his support for similar legislation in his home state on the issue of marriage
Louisiana Marriage Bill: Religious Leaders Oppose ‘Anti-Gay’ Legislation, Law Goes To Committee International Business Times  •  April 23, 2015 Some Louisiana religious leaders are taking a stand against a bill that would purportedly protect business owners from being penalized for their views on gay marriage, but which critics say is an anti-gay law disguised as religious liberty. Supporters of the Marriage and Conscience Act say it’s
EA Sports May Oppose Louisiana Religious Freedom Bill The Times-Picayune  •  April 19, 2015 It didn’t mention Louisiana religious freedom bill (HB 707) by name, but EA Sports released a statement Friday (April 17) indicating that the video game developer would oppose any legislation perceived to be discriminatory. “At EA, we strongly support an accepting, diverse and inclusive
Louisiana Goes for Broke with Discrimination Bill MSNBC  •  April 17, 2015 Louisiana Republicans are plowing ahead with a related bill of their own. HB 707 – the “Marriage and Conscience Act” – says the state can’t take “adverse action” against someone for opposing same-sex marriage for religious reasons. Read more here.
IBM Has ‘Strong Opposition’ to Louisiana Religious Freedom Bill The Times-Picayune  •  April 16, 2015 IBM voiced its “strong opposition” to Louisiana’s religious freedom bill (HB 707) backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, a week after the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau also asked that the bill be dropped over fears that it would tarnish the state’s open and accepting image
Louisiana Religious Freedom Bill Amendments Proposed, Then Deferred The Times-Picayune  •  April 14, 2015 A controversial religious freedom bill that worries the LGBT community is likely to be significantly amended, after facing an uphill battle in the Louisiana Legislature. The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Mike Johnson, intended to add six amendments to his legislation on the floor of the House Tue
Louisiana Is Latest State in Religious Objections Debate ABC News  •  April 10, 2015 Even before the opening of Louisiana’s legislative session, a bill has thrust the state into the national debate over religious objections laws. Opponents of the laws — which have drawn national headlines in Indiana and Arkansas — say they allow for businesses and others to discriminate ag
New Orleans Convention Bureau Comes Out Against Louisiana Religious Freedom Bill The Times-Picayune  •  April 8, 2015 The head of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau worries that a religious freedom bill filed in the Louisiana Legislature last week could threaten the city’s thriving tourism industry and economy. Read more here.
The Real Religious Freedom Fight Is About To Begin – In Louisiana The Washington Post  •  April 8, 2015 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), a possible 2016 contender, is a relative unknown among voters; only 1 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents prefer him, according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. That could soon change. Following on the heels of contentious reli
Louisiana Legislator Will Drop Controversial Language from Religious Freedom Bill The Times-Picayune  •  April 7, 2015 State Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, confirmed Tuesday (April 7) that he would dropping some controversial language from a religious freedom bill he filed last week. Legal experts said the discarded passage in the bill might have allowed private companies to not offer the same benefits to legall