HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » If You Thought Indiana’s ...

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 03:48 PM

 

If You Thought Indiana’s Law Was Bad, Louisiana’s “Religious Freedom” Legislation Is Far Worse

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/if-you-thought-indiana-was-bad-louisianas-religious-freedom-legislation-is-far-worse/

Here in Louisiana, anti-gay bigots are likely chomping at the bit and wetting their white robes in excitement over new pro-discrimination, “religious freedom” legislation which a Shreveport Republican will be introducing to the state legislature soon.

Louisiana’s proposed legislation is not like the law in Indiana which could be used to discriminate against LGBT persons – it will be drafted specifically to allow discrimination. While Indiana’s governor has asked for their “religious freedom” law to have its language clarified to avoid the possibility of state-sanctioned bigotry, Louisiana is going for full-blown prejudice.

Yes, Louisiana had to go and outdo Indiana, because heaven forbid other states beat us in the race back to the 19th century....

This bill isn’t a copy of the law passed in Indiana which seems to be prefabricated for use by conservative legislatures across the United States; this is legislation that would go beyond that and sanction a very specific type of discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.” If this sounds familiar, it is a very similar argument to one that Maurice Bessinger used unsuccessfully before the Supreme Court 50 years ago. Mr. Bessinger claimed that despite laws outlawing segregation, his religious beliefs trumped federal law under the 1st Amendment. Maurice Bessinger lost his appeal of Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises to the Supreme Court, in an unanimous decision of 8-0.


This ought to go over well in the Lower Quarter and Faubourg Marigny (two NOLA neighborhoods that are among the gayest you'll ever see )!

5 replies, 703 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply If You Thought Indiana’s Law Was Bad, Louisiana’s “Religious Freedom” Legislation Is Far Worse (Original post)
KamaAina Apr 2015 OP
libdem4life Apr 2015 #1
MuseRider Apr 2015 #2
libdem4life Apr 2015 #4
Runningdawg Apr 2015 #3
KamaAina Apr 2015 #5

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 03:59 PM

1. Going to step out on a limb here...but they are a bit late to the party.

 

DOA, so to speak. The surprising, new party hosts are the non-bigots who reserve the right to tell them where to put their shiny, new bill...and it isn't into a law.

The trend has begun...no longer cool to even dog whistle, let along impose it on citizens as law. I think they have WalMarts there, and NCAA events, and Disciples of Christ Christians, and I'm sure we'll be hearing of more daily.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 04:59 PM

2. I never thought I would live long enough to see this.

Last edited Thu Apr 2, 2015, 06:37 PM - Edit history (1)

All the years of hard hard work have even paid off here in Kansas. I never imagined I would see change in my lifetime on LGBT issues but we worked as if they were just around the corner. I am so happy about some of what I am seeing. Still a ways to go. Other states may feel they have to try to get these laws on the books but they would be really really stupid to try. Some will, some are just that stupid. Like Kansas, my oh my.

ON EDIT: Oh well, it does not look to have actually been made better today.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MuseRider (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 06:25 PM

4. I'm honoring this LBGT victory with my 100th Monkey Award. Please pass the sweet

 

potatoes!

For those who are younger ...

http://www.wowzone.com/monkey.htm

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 05:53 PM

3. If there was ever a state

that should STFU about gays its LA. Gays boycotting just ONE mardi-gras will make them change their mind faster than you can say Walmart.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Runningdawg (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:13 PM

5. That would be called...

 

Tuesday.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread