News from the ACLU of LA
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Orleans Parish Prison Settlement — U.S. District Judge Lance Africk has approved a settlement to end litigation over the fate of the Orleans Justice Center, known as Orleans Parish Prison (OPP).
Louisiana LGBT Advocates Respond to Attorney General’s Opinion and Lawsuit Regarding Transgender Students — Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Landry issued an Opinion, at the request of State Representative Mike Johnson and other legislators, criticizing Gov. Edwards' Executive Order JBE 16-11 which protects the rights of all Louisianians within the scope of the Executive Branch.
Landry's political posturing cannot be allowed to harm victims of discrimination merely to advance his own mean-spirited political agenda.
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Lafayette Schools’ Pledge Policy — The ACLU of Louisiana has learned that the Lafayette Parish School Board is considering changing its policy requiring students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. We urge the school board to respect the rights and beliefs of their students, and rescind the policy.
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Order — The ACLU of Louisiana applauds Governor Edwards for issuing the Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Order today (Executive Order JBE 2016-11), protecting the rights of LGBT Louisianians from discrimination while seeking state employment or services. This order is the first time Louisiana has explicitly recognized the equal rights of transgender people, and is a strong stand against bigotry.
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