News from the ACLU of LA
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Executive Order Concerning Lafayette Shooting Protests—The ACLU of Louisiana would like to express our profound sympathy to the families and loved ones of the victims of Thursday's shooting in Lafayette. We hope that, despite the threat of protests by the Westboro Baptist Church, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson may be laid to rest in peace. Governor Jindal's Executive Order, issued yesterday morning, comes from the same well of sympathy, but it is misguided and has the potential to be used to infringe on protestors' First Amendment rights.
ACLU Files Suit Against Governor Jindal Over Unconstitutional Marriage Executive Order—The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana, Forum for Equality Foundation, and 6 individual plaintiffs today filed suit challenging Governor Bobby Jindal's "Marriage and Conscience Order," signed on May 19, because it goes beyond his constitutional authority as governor. The lawsuit asserts that the “Marriage and Conscience Order” creates a class of persons who are protected over others due to their belief that same-sex couples should be denied marriage equality.
ACLU of Louisiana Comment on Marriage Equality Victory— The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a sweeping and historic decision that affords gay and lesbian couples the same legal right to marry and recognition of their marriages as different-sex couples.
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Executive “Marriage and Conscience” Order
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal issued an Executive Order on May 19, 2015, titled “Marriage and Conscience Order,” effective immediately, to take the place of failed House Bill 707. The ACLU of Louisiana is strongly opposed to this order, as it was to the original bill.
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