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House LGBT Caucus Thanks Louisiana Governor Edwards for Protecting LGBT State Employees

Apr 13, 2016
Press Release

1433 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Date: April 13, 2016         Contact:  Roddy Flynn, (202) 226-7572

House LGBT Caucus Thanks Louisiana Governor Edwards for Protecting LGBT State Employees

Washington, DC – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for signing an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state employees and state contracted employees from workplace discrimination.

“On behalf of the LGBT Equality Caucus, I want to thank Governor John Bel Edwards for standing up against LGBT discrimination,” said Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI). “Sadly, in a majority of states LGBT people can still be fired or denied housing just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Governor Edwards’s bold step towards equality will protect LGBT state employees from the fear of arbitrarily losing their ability to provide for their families.  We hope he inspires more governors across this country to take a stand for basic fairness.” 

Please contact Roddy Flynn at 202-257-8416 or with press inquiries.

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.