Louisiana “Pastor Protection” Bill Defeated in Committee

Louisiana “Pastor Protection” Bill Defeated in Committee

Written by Don Byrd A so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” which passed the Louisiana House earlier this year, was defeated in committee in the state’s Senate. Like other legislation with the same name, Louisiana’s HB 597 purported to shield...
Louisiana Governor Rescinds Controversial Executive Order

Louisiana Governor Rescinds Controversial Executive Order

Written by Don Byrd Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards last week signed an Executive Order prohibiting government agencies from discrimination in hiring or awarding contracts, including on the basis of sexual orientation or identity. Furthermore, all contracts with...
2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

Written by Don Byrd Note: This page is now an archive of the 2015 developments in state RFRA legislation. For information about current state RFRA legislation around the country, see the BJC’s regularly updated State RFRA Tracker. (Please update your bookmarks...