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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rejected more than 30 state contracts because he refuses to follow an executive order from Gov. John Bel Edwards protecting LGBT employees of the state as well as contractors and their employees. In a lawsuit ...

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Old 09-30-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Gov. Edwards sues AG Landry over LGBT protections


Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rejected more than 30 state contracts because he refuses to follow an executive order from Gov. John Bel Edwards protecting LGBT employees of the state as well as contractors and their employees. In a lawsuit Edwards filed in Judicial District Court Sept. 30, Edwards argues Landry "explicitly" rejected the contracts including those protections,*in accordance with Edwards' executive order, and that Landry "apparently believes that it is necessary that private attorneys who contract with entities within the executive branch must retain the right to discriminate against the persons on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

In April, Edwards issued an executive order to protect LGBT employees of the state and state contractors and their employees from workplace discrimination, creating the first statewide protections for transgender people.*Previous legislative efforts to include LGBT protections in nondiscrimination laws have failed.*There still are no statewide nondiscrimination laws protecting all LGBT people.
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