News from the ACLU of LA
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.
Lawsuit Filed Against Angola Prison and Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Over Unconstitutional and Deficient Medical Care — Prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Angola) filed a lawsuit alleging that they needlessly suffer from chronic pain, permanent injury, and preventable sickness and death as a result of prison officials’ failure to provide constitutionally adequate medical care.
ACLU of Louisiana and Coalition of Supporters Call on Gubernatorial Candidates to Address Louisiana's Mass Incarceration Problem — The ACLU of Louisiana and a coalition of other organizations have come together to call on candidates in the Louisiana Governor's race to address the state's mass incarceration problem.
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