Monday, September 1, 2008

Jindal to Re-legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination

"If you are a Louisiana State department head that wished to rid your taxpayer funded office of gay people, you only have to wait until after Friday. That’s when an anti-discrimination order put in place by former Governor Kathleen Blanco expires. And current Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal has no intention of renewing it.

The order - enacted by Blanco on Dec. 6, 2004 - bars state agencies and contractors from various sorts of harassment and discrimination by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation or disabilities.

Jindal says that he only wants to protect from discrimination those categories that are protected by Federal or state law. And neither federal nor Louisiana state law protect gay persons from blatant intentional discrimination."

Tell Governor Jindal he should be ashamed of himself for making discrimination based on sexual orientation legal again. Click here for E-contact form.

Crossposted from Box Turtle Bulletin

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