Topics :: Louisiana

La. Lawmaker Pulls Gay Rights Anti-Discrimination Bill

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

La. House Committee Advances Appeal on Gay Sex Ban

Friday Apr 11, 2014
A Louisiana House committee has narrowly agreed to advance a bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex.

Louisiana Gay Marriage Lawsuit Planned

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
A gay rights group plans a legal challenge to the Louisiana Constitution’s prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

4 Gay Couples Challenge Louisiana Marriage Ban

By Kevin McGill & Janet McConnaughey | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Four gay married couples filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Louisiana Constitution’s prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

Lt Gov: Duck Dynasty Important to La. Tourism

Sunday Dec 22, 2013
Louisiana’s lieutenant governor says the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show is important to state tourism - and he could help connect the Robertson family with new producers if they cannot reach agreement with the A&E network.

Conservatives Outraged at ’Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Backlash

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 19, 2013
Conservatives are flocking to defend Phil Robertson, a star on A&E’s reality show "Duck Dynasty," who was suspended from the show this week after he made anti-gay remarks in a GQ interview.

La. Gov. Critical of A&E Over Robertson ’Hiatus’

Thursday Dec 19, 2013
The A&E cable television network’s suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of his home state.

Louisiana Brew Trail Launches

By Melinda Deslatte | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Hoist a mug in celebration of Louisiana’s brews. That’s the latest tourist attraction that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is celebrating, introducing the Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail to tout locally-made beers.

Five Teens Booked with Hate Crimes in French Quarter

Sunday Sep 8, 2013
Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him.