Topics :: Louisiana

New Orleans Mayor Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

By EDGE | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Support for marriage equality in the deep South continued to grow last week when Mitch Landrieu, Democratic mayor of New Orleans publicly endorsed same-sex marriage.

Louisiana Gay Marriage Laws Head to Federal Court in New Orleans

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

La. Lawmakers Reject Housing Anti-Discrimination Bill

By Lauren Langlois | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Attempts to advance gay rights legislation took another blow in the Louisiana Legislature.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.