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Mayor Landrieu, legislators and tourism industry react to Jindal's "religious freedom" order

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order on "religious freedom" has rallied opponents across the country, including New York officials* calling for a travel ban to the state . In Louisiana, legal experts doubt it will have any legal impact in the ...

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Mayor Landrieu, legislators and tourism industry react to Jindal's "religious freedom" order


Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order on "religious freedom" has rallied opponents across the country, including New York officials*calling for a travel ban to the state.

In Louisiana, legal experts doubt it will have any legal impact in the state, but, as state Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, had warned, it's the perception of the measure and how its reflects the state's treatment of same-sex couples and LGBT people that has city and state leaders concerned. Tourism officials warned that the state could lose millions of dollars in tax revenue from visitors and conventions, as well as businesses who pull out of the city, in the measure's wake.? [ Read more ]

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