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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Louisiana committee defeats 'religious freedom' bill

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Despite strong support from Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Louisiana legislative committee has defeated a so-called religious freedom bill akin to the one passed with Gov. Asa Hutchinson's support in Arkansas.

In Louisiana, opponents seem to have prevailed with an argument that it was bad for business to approve a bill to protect those who discriminate against gay people in employment and services.

The Louisiana bill specifically protected a company from loss of any state business or advantages on account of beliefs about same-sex marriage.

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