“Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act” Soon To Reach State Legislators
One state lawmaker has written a bill that sets out to address discrimination issues based on several different issues.
State Representative Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, has authored House Bill 612 which is intended to end discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The bill that has become known as "The Louisiana Non-Discrimination Act," also includes revisions to existing laws that would end discrimination based on age, sex or disability.
“Under current law, you can fire someone just for being lesbian or gay or bisexual or transgender,” he said. “Under current law, you can further deny someone certain loans or admission to certain schools just because that person is a member of the LGBT community. House Bill 612 corrects these injustices.”
Badon has scheduled a press conference Monday morning at the State Capitol to discuss HB 612 and how it came to fruition.
The legislation currently awaits a hearing in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee.